Scripture Verse

The eternal God is your Refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms. Deuteronomy 33:27

Introduction

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Winfield Macomber
1865–1896

Words & Mu­sic: Win­field Ma­com­ber, in The Co­ro­na­tion Hym­nal, ed­it­ed by Ado­ni­ram J. Gor­don & Ar­thur T. Pier­son (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­ican Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­cie­ty, 1895) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest,
Ill cannot harm me, nor foes e’er mo­lest;
Jesus my spirit so ten­der­ly calms,
Holding me close in His migh­ty arms.

Refrain

Oh! what wonderful, won­der­ful rest!
Trusting completely in Je­sus I’m blest;
Sweetly He comforts and shields from alarms,
Holding me safe in His migh­ty arms.

Pressing my tear stained cheek to His own,
Hushing my grief with His sweet gen­tle tone;
Touching my heart with His heal­ing balms,
Holding me still in His migh­ty arms.

Refrain

Tempests may rage, sin’s surg­es may beat,
Ne’er can they reach my shel­tered retreat;
Free from all danger, from dread alarms,
Resting so safe in His migh­ty arms.

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