[Safe in the arms of Jesus]

[Safe in the arms of Jesus]

Composer: W. Howard Doane (1868)
Published in 191 hymnals

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Composer: W. Howard Doane

An industrialist and philanthropist, William H. Doane (b. Preston, CT, 1832; d. South Orange, NJ, 1915), was also a staunch supporter of evangelistic campaigns and a prolific writer of hymn tunes. He was head of a large woodworking machinery plant in Cincinnati and a civic leader in that city. He showed his devotion to the church by supporting the work of the evangelistic team of Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey and by endowing Moody Bible Institute in Chicago and Denison University in Granville, Ohio. An amateur composer, Doane wrote over twenty-two hundred hymn and gospel song tunes, and he edited over forty songbooks. Bert Polman… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Title: [Safe in the arms of Jesus]
Composer: W. Howard Doane (1868)
Meter: D with refrain
Incipit: 32151 34356 53123
Key: G Major
Copyright: Public Domain



Harmonizations, Introductions, Descants, Intonations: Instrumental Solo

  • Sacred Songs for Instruments: Melody and Harmony for Solo or Duet Performance
    Composer/Editor Fred Bock
    Published By: Fred Bock Music Company (1980) pp. 15

Organ Solo

  • Organ Arrangements for Funerals: Includes Optional Interludes
    Composer/Editor Harold H. DeCou
    Published By: Brentwood-Benson Music Publishing, Inc. (1991) pp. 45

Piano Solo

  • Quiet Time Piano Volume Four Precious Memories: Simply Beautiful Arrangements for Private Moments of Inspiration & Relaxation
    Composer/Editor Dick Bolks
    Published By: Jolica Music (1995) pp. 28
  • A Salute to Revivaltime: Revival Medleys Arranged for Piano
    Composer/Editor John Arnn
    Published By: Laurel Press (1984) pp. 10


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