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.

Refrain