Safe in the arms of Jesus

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.
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.
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.
Hudson Garratt

Wellington, New Zealand

I was reading the verse 1Peter 3:20, "...eight souls, were brought safely through by water." and the words of this hymn came to me, Safe in the arms of Jesus. What a comfort to know Christ Jesus. What a sorrow that others don't.

Sam F.Logan

Rialto, CA, United States

First,I would like to give praise and honor to God Almighty, and our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Thanks to you also (Hymnal.Net) for being such a wonderful inspiration over the air waves into our homes, work places, and worship sites. Your music fills my heart and soul with joy and peace and a stressless release from the toils and snares and the many earthly burdens we face daily. Safe in the Arms Jesus was a hymn I heard over the air waves while station in Alaska with the United States Air Force Reserves during my annual two weeks tour. While sitting in my barracks(dormitory) room, your music...this hymn was sent by you or someone over the air waves. May God continue to bless Hymnal.Net, all of the hard working, dedicated employees and staff, and your untiring service to the world.

Love and Peace

Sam F. Logan

Yasmine Kunder

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

I love this song. Every anxious moment is nullified when my spirit echos this song. If the trials of life steal my rest, this song gives me peace and I sleep off peacefully , humming this song. Thank You Jesus for those who know Your heart and give us a glimpse of Your tender love.


Ile-ife, Osun, Nigeria

I love this song as a young chorister and each time it is being rendered I always cry and now that I am close to 40 I still feel the same. Jesus is Lord.

Etim Daniel Akpakpan

20, Adeolu Street, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, Nigeria

I AGREE WITH THE 1ST COMMENT. Live and see every day of your life safe in the hands of your great guard (Lord Jesus)" No man can take u from His hands" so why shrink.


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.