Held in his mighty arms

Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest

Author: W. Macomber
Tune: [Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest]
Published in 15 hymnals

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1. 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.

2. 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]

3. 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]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #2291

Author: W. Macomber

Born: September 15, 1865, Bucksport, Maine. Died: October 19, 1896, Lisbon, Portugal. Often misidentified as "William," Macomber came to Christ at age 16, then worked distributing materials for the American Bible Society. In 1890, he enrolled at the New York Missionary Training Institute (later renamed Nyack College), and in 1892 went to the Congo for the International Missionary Alliance. He returned to America a year later for health reasons, and in 1894 began teaching the Congolese language at his alma mater. He compiled an English-Fioti grammar and dictionary for use by missionaries, and in 1896 returned to missionary work in the Congo. Once again, ill health forced his departure, but he never made it to America, and succumbed in Por… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest
Title: Held in his mighty arms
Author: W. Macomber
Refrain First Line: O what wonderful, wonderful rest
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #2291
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Small Church Music #5443
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