One day I told my little brother that his song made me feel sad. He looked so hurt. It was a favorite of my Grandpa Shipley… Nathan’s middle name is Shipley… He wrote this lilting arrangement. I love it.
How desolate my life would be,
How dark and drear’ my nights and days,
If Jesus’ face I did not see,
To brighten all earth’s weary ways
I’m overshadowed by His mighty love
Love eternal, changeless, pure.
Overshadowed by His mighty love
Rest is mine, serene, secure.
He died to ransom me from sin,
He lives to keep me day by day,
I’m overshadowed by his mighty love,
Love that brightens all my way.
Now judgment fears no more alarm,
I dread not death, nor Satan’s power;
The world, for me, has lost its charm,
God’s grace sustains me every hour