Safety First

Safely first on the highway of life

Author: J. M. Humphrey
Tune: ["Safety first," on the highway of life]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 “Safety first,” on the highway of life,
While bound for the regions unknown;
We dare not indulge the folly of chance,
And reap where no mercy is shown.

Safety first, safety last,
Safety till all danger is past;
Hid with God in Christ our life,
Victor in this mortal strife,
Till the pearly gate is past,
Safety first and safety last.

2 “Safety first,” when the tempter allures
With clusters of earth’s dainty sweets;
How sad it would be, like Esau of old,
To yield for a mixture of meats! [Chorus]

3 “Safety first,” in our gleaning of truth
From meadows of poisonous weeds;
For who could afford, in age or in youth,
To reap no reward for His deeds? [Chorus]

4 “Safety first,” by receiving that Friend
Who never can sicken or die,
Whose love is the same, and never will end
While ages on ages roll by. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 3 #141

Author: J. M. Humphrey

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Text Information

First Line: Safely first on the highway of life
Title: Safety First
Author: J. M. Humphrey
Refrain First Line: Safety first, safety last, safety till all


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Light and Life Songs No. 3 #141

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