Safe in the arms of Jesus

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Safe in the arms of Jesus,
  Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershaded,
  Sweetly my soul doth rest.
Hark! ’tis a song of heaven
  Borne in the sweetest voice,
Echoed by saints in spirit,
  Making my heart rejoice.
  Safe in the arms of Jesus,
  Safe on His gentle breast,
There by His love o’ershaded,
    Sweetly my soul doth rest.
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Safe in the arms of Jesus,
  Safe from corroding care,
Safe from the world’s temptations,
  Sin cannot harm me there.
Free from the blight of sorrow,
  Free from my doubts and fears;
Only a few more trials,
  Only a few more tears.
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Jesus, my heart’s dear Refuge,
  Jesus has died for me;
Firm on the Rock of Ages
  Ever my trust shall be.
Here let me wait with patience,
  Wait till the night is o’er,
Wait till I see the morning
  Break on the golden shore.
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Violet Oyama

Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria

I woke up this morning with a heavy heart ruminating over all the challenges that I have been going through over the past months. And before I could settle down to have my quiet time, the Holy Spirit just ministered this song to me and I started singing it. With these comforting words, I know I'm Safe in the arms of Jesus and sweetly my soul doth rest. Almighty God, Your word is yea and amen, it cannot return to You void. I have faith that I am safe in Your arms. No weapon formed against me shall prosper in the awesome name of Jesus.


John

Srings, Gauteng, South Africa

This song reminds me of my fellow Spiritual Brother Ray Votaw who taught me God's word.


Lilu Paul

Ktm, Kerala, India

I love this song...am safe in the arms of my Saviour.


Elizabeth

Cherryville, North Carolina, United States

Safe in the arms of Jesus has blessed my heart this morning as I sit missing our dear Grandson Levi who went to heaven on April 4 2014. His life verse was Romans 8:18. He was A sweet witness to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus in whose loving arms he rests. Thank God for His unspeakable gift.


Wilkey Cypriana

Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria

I have always loved The Lord and hymns are the most inspirational when one is deeply in prayer recognizing the presence and comfort of the Holy Spirit. This is where I am now, praying for a very very dear friend. The Holy Spirit popped this hymn in my heart and I just had to recall every single word in each stanza of the hymn. Now I know God has a word for me for my friend's situation. It is well so I no longer worry. Praise The Lord and His infinite wisdom. Amen.


Sybil Wiltz

Webster, TX, United States

Beautiful and peaceful song. I love it so!! I'm Safe! Safe! Safe! Thank You Father in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!


Jennifer

Sydney, NSW, Australia

I am learning into my counselling course of how important it is to have a secure attachment. Many don't. They can be fearful or avoidant. It reminded me of this hymn, Safe in the arms of Jesus. That is our secure attachment! While those we love may leave or pass on, God is our only security.


Bisi Bamidele

London, Essex, United Kingdom

I was awoken with a heavy burden. I begun to talk to the Lord as l was not able to phone any one as it was rather late—11:15 pm. Furthermore, l was fed up of telling people about my worry, so l decided to pray. To the glory of God the Holy Spirit who is our great Comforter, gave me this profound hymn—Safe in the arms of Jesus. Then, l was given another one—Praise God from whom all blessing flow. Praise Him all creatures here below, Praise Him above ye heavenly host, Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. From that point my heaviness melted. Praise the Most High. I admonish you to cast all your cares on Jesus, as friends will fail you. But Jesus will never fail.


Ben Joshua

Calabar, Cross River

While praying this morning, I was asking the Father why did Jesus come to die for me personally. Though I know generally for humanity from sin but I wanted something more concrete that I could telling my children looking directly Into their eyes with conviction and a sense of who holds my hands in this seeming cool war going on around me. I heard Him say 'I AM THE DOOR'. I Rushed to understand the mystery from the Bible in John 10:1-9, my spirit sprung up with this song 'Safe in the arms of Jesus'. I say a very big thank you to the Spirit behind this song and the humble vessel that yielded to the call. For the owners of this site thanks for being the gatekeepers for God's people.


Steve Miller

Detroit, MI, United States

This hymn was written in 1869 in New York City. Reportedly, Mr. Doane brought the music to Mrs. Crosby and asked her to write words for it.

"Let me hear it," she said. The blind woman sat attentively listening while he played his composition on a small organ. When he hand finished Mrs. Crosby told him:

"That says we are safe in the arms of Jesus. Let me see what I can do with it." Half an hour later, she was back with the lyrics as we know them more than 100 years hence. - George Beverly Shea in "Songs that Lift the Heart"

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The 2nd 1/2 of the 1st stanza in the original says:

Hark! ’tis the voice of angels,

borne in a song to me.

Over the fields of glory,

over the jasper sea.

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The last line of the chorus originally says:

sweetly my soul shall rest

Do not consider this as a hymn used during a funeral. Do not wait until you die to enjoy the arms of Jesus when you can enjoy them today. The hymns we sing in the home meetings need not be fully in line with the fellowship in the meeting. Do not be legal. The hymns we select depend fully on whether we have the Spirit or not. If in your daily life you let the Lord make home in you, and if you are being transformed into His image by beholding His glory with unveiled face, then He will lead you. You will sense the nourishing and comforting within. The Lord may give you a hymn. Then you come to the meeting. You may be the first one in the meeting, but you do not need to wait for others. You just begin to sing, "Safe in the arms of Jesus...." As you sing you bring the spiritual atmosphere into the meeting. Those who come later will join the singing and the meeting will begin spontaneously.