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Safe In The Arms of Jesus Hymn Story and Lyrics

Story Behind "Safe In The Arms of Jesus"


Safe In The Arms of Jesus is a hymn that took the author, Fanny Crosby, only a few minutes to compose. It was a collaboration between William Howard Doan and Fanny Crosby.

It is said that Doan a friend of Fanny Crosby had only 40 minutes before the train that was to take him to Cincinnati was to leave but wanted a hymn. He wanted to use this hymn the following month at a statewide Sunday School convention in Cincinnati.

Doan started playing the piano and Fanny Crosby felt the proper words for that music would be "Safe in the Arms of Jesus. She thought that that would be the appropriate hymn for boys and girls at the convention.

Then Fanny Crosby sat down and wrote the lyrics while Doane played through the tune as she continued to write. She says she was so caught up in the writing that nothing around her mattered.

At the end, she folded the piece of paper bearing the song and gave it to Mr. Doane. Doane had not read the words until he boarded the train.

Fanny Crosby



Safe In The Arms Of Jesus Hymn Lyrics



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,
Thereby 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.

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Safe In The Arms of Jesus Video


A choir singing this beautiful hymn.

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