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Held in his mighty arms

Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest

Author: William 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.

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: William Macomber

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Text Information

First Line: Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest
Title: Held in his mighty arms
Author: William Macomber
Refrain First Line: O what wonderful, wonderful rest



The Cyber Hymnal #2291
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Small Church Music #5443
  • PDF Score (PDF)


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