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Safely, safely gathered in

Safely, safely gathered in

Author: Henrietta O. Dobree
Published in 28 hymnals

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1 Safely, safely gathered in,
Far from sorrow, far from sin,
No more childish griefs or fears,
No more sadness, no more tears;
For the life so young and fair
Now hath passed from earthly care;
God Himself the soul will keep,
Giving His beloved sleep.

2 Safely, safely gathered in,
Far from sorrow, far from sin;
Passed beyond all grief and pain,
Death for thee is truest gain;
For our loss we may not weep,
Now our loved ones long to keep
From the home of rest and peace,
Where all sin and sorrow cease.

3 Safely, safely gathered in,
Far from sorrow, far from sin;
God has saved from weary strife,
In its dawn, this fresh young life;
Now it waits for us above,
Resting in the Saviour's love;
Jesu, grant that we may meet
There, adoring, at Thy feet.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: Henrietta O. Dobree

E. 0. D. Under this signature the following hymns appeared in Mrs. Brock's Children's Hymn Book, 1881, some of which have passed into other collections:— 1. Again the morning shines so bright. Morning. 2. Lord, we come to ask Thy blessing. Temperance. 3. O my God, I fear Thee. The Fear of God. 4. Our solemn Lent has come again. Lent. 5. Safely, safely gathered in. Death and Burial. The signature of E. O. D. is that of Mrs. Henrietta Octavia De Lisle Dobree, b. 1831. Originally a member of the Church of England, she joined the Roman Communion some time ago. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Safely, safely gathered in
Author: Henrietta O. Dobree
Meter: D
Language: English


[Holy Spirit, faithful Guide]

Converted to Christianity as a youth at a mission in Buffalo, New York, Marcus Morris Wells (b. Cooperstown, NY, 1815; d. Hartwick, NY, 1895) spent most of his life near Hartwick as a farmer and maker of farm implements. He is remembered in hymnody for writing both the text and tune of "Holy Spirit,…

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