By, Chelan Rene’ Russ
Cover me, with your loving-kindness; pull a blanket of mercy
Up and around my neck
Tuck me in cause I’m all tuckered out from the tops of my shoulders
Down to the tips of my toes
Run your fingers through my hair, number them for me again
Make me forget every worry and care, take my hand, lift…my…chin, and
Remind me, I am the apple of your eye and you smile when I smile
And you cry when I cry
Hide me under the shadow of your wings for I’m giving up trying
To shelter myself
Repeat vs.1 & 2
Oh, please hide me under the shadow of your wings!! For I’ve given up trying
To shelter myself
Then A Capella:
Yes, I’ve given up trying to shelter myself
A great memory I have from when I was a little girl was getting into bed and waiting for my dad to tuck me in. He’d make me laugh, and then he’d tuck the covers in all around my whole body – & then leave me there, mummified! I don’t know why, but I loved it.
Somewhere between then & now I’ve built emotional walls to protect myself. I just realized that by doing that, I’ve shifted my trust from Jesus to me. It’s left me unsure in relationships, especially when they start to get deep – like I could fall through a thin layer of ice & drown at any moment. One thing I’ve learned is that when this happens, I can realign my trust – straighten it out. There must be a dozen requests of God in this song!
Never be afraid to ask…just as David did in Psalm 17:7…for that kind of security again from your Heavenly Father.
* Ps. 17:7,8
Show your marvelous loving-kindness by your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them. Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me under the shadow of your wings.
* “…he is unstable in all his ways”
* Bruce Bebb, a.k.a. “Pops”