[Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest]

[Safe is my refuge, sweet is my rest]

Composer: Winfield Macomber, 1865-1896
Published in 6 hymnals

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Composer: Winfield Macomber, 1865-1896

Born: September 15, 1865, Bucksport, Maine. Died: October 19, 1896, Lisbon, Portugal. Often misidentified as "William," Macomber came to Christ at age 16, then worked distributing materials for the American Bible Society. In 1890, he enrolled at the New York Missionary Training Institute (later renamed Nyack College), and in 1892 went to the Congo for the International Missionary Alliance. He returned to America a year later for health reasons, and in 1894 began teaching the Congolese language at his alma mater. He compiled an English-Fioti grammar and dictionary for use by missionaries, and in 1896 returned to missionary work in the Congo. Once again, ill health forced his departure, but he never made it to America, and succumbed in Po… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Winfield Macomber, 1865-1896
Incipit: 33334 32622 22232
Key: F Major
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #2291
Text: Held in His Mighty Arms
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Sheng tu shi ge = Hymnary (聖徒詩歌) #459
Small Church Music #5443Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #2291TextScoreAudio
Include 3 pre-1979 instances
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