The everlasting arms

'Tis sweet to lie in the loving arms

Author: E. W. Chapman
Tune: ['Tis sweet to lie in the loving arms]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 ‘Tis sweet to lie in the loving arms,
From sorrow and care set free,
To lean my head on the Saviour’s breast,
And know that He cares for me.

Refrain:
I know not what the future shall be,
But my soul shall dread no alarms;
I know not what is in store for me,
But underneath are the everlasting arms.

2 Those arms of might will not let me fall,
No fear shall my heat annoy;
While o’er my head are the wings of love,
Well-filled is my cup with joy. [Refrain]

3 His smile can lighten the darkest hour,
Bright day shall succeed the night;
As flow’rs unfold in the dewy morn,
My soul doth rejoice in light. [Refrain]

Source: Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #101

Author: E. W. Chapman

Anzentia Igene (Angie) Perry Chapman, 1849-1889. Born near Lansing, MI, Angie was the wife of Free Methodist minister, Edwin W. Chapman. They had three children. She helped on his evangelism tours and rural preaching circuits. They worked in Sparta, MI, and helped found the first Free Methodist church in Grand Rapids, MI. She also wrote hymn lyrics. In 1888 they followed an evangelistic tour of Kansas, and them moved to Isabella County, MI. She died in Mt. Pleasant, MI. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: 'Tis sweet to lie in the loving arms
Title: The everlasting arms
Author: E. W. Chapman
Refrain First Line: I know not what the future shall be

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Fair as the Morning. Hymns and Tunes for Praise in the Sunday-School #101

Harvest Bells No.3 #d94

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Sabbath Bells #63

The Temple of Song #d56

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