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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The Everlasting Arms – A Poem by A. B. Simpson


Deuteronomy 33:27  The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms…

As we close our the month of March and thinking about how God is eternal, I just wanted to post this poem as one last reminder of the blessedness of having an everlasting Lord.

The Everlasting Arms

Are you sunk in depths of sorrow
Where no arm can reach so low;
There is One whose arms almighty
Reach beyond thy deepest woe.
God the Eternal is thy refuge,
Let Him still thy wild alarms;
Underneath thy deepest sorrow
Are the everlasting arms.

Other arms grow faint and weary,
These can never faint nor fail;
Others reach our mounts of blessing,
These our lowest, loneliest vale.
Oh, that all might know His friendship!
Oh, that all might see His charms!
Oh, that all might have beneath them
Jesus' everlasting arms.

Underneath us - oh, how easy!
We have not to mount on high,
But to sink into His fullness
And in trustful weakness lie;
And we find our humbling failures
Save us from the strength that harms;
We may fail, but underneath us
Are the everlasting arms.

Arms of Jesus, fold me closer
To Thy strong and loving breast,
Till my spirit on Thy bosom
Finds it's everlasting rest;
And when time's last sands are sinking,
Shield my heart from all alarms,
Softly whispering, "Underneath thee
Are the everlasting arms."

By A. B. Simpson


  1. What a beautiful poem, dear friend. We will definitely fail, but Jesus is always there to lift us up...My heart was richly blessed. Thanks for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. May you have a blessed Resurrection Sunday! Hugs!

    1. I'm glad you were blessed! Thanks for the privilege of sharing on your blog. :-)

  2. One of my favourite Scriptures for comfort, encouragement and peace.