The Everlasting Arms

Serenely dwell the heirs of grace

Author: W. T. C. Hanna
Tune: [Serenely dwell the heirs of grace] (Sweney)
Published in 3 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Serenely dwell the heirs of grace
In every age and clime and place,
Supported by the firm embrace
Of everlasting arms.
Though they are pilgrims far from home,
Who seek a city yet to come,
They camp each night, where’er they roam,
In everlasting arms.

2 When threatening foes make loud pretense
Of numbers vast and strength immense,
They ever find a sure defense
In everlasting arms.
They dread no judgment day of ire,
Undying worm, and quenchless fire;
But find the shelter they require
In everlasting arms.

3 And when they reach the Jordan’s brink,
Back from its wave they need not shrink;
They perish not, but only sink
In everlasting arms.
In Heav’n they walk at liberty,
From Satan, sin, and death set free;
Abiding through eternity
In everlasting arms.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #8985

Author: W. T. C. Hanna

Late 19th Century Hanna graduated from Madison University, Hamilton, New York, in 1870. He served as pastor of Baptist churches in Ballston Spa, New York (1880-90), and Bradford, Pennsylvania (1890-). Lyrics-- Everlasting Arms, The  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Serenely dwell the heirs of grace
Title: The Everlasting Arms
Author: W. T. C. Hanna
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #8985
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The Cyber Hymnal #8985

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