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Safe home safe home in port Rent cordage




Safe home, safe home in port!
Rent cordage, shattered deck,
Torn sails, provisions short,
And only not a wreck;
But oh! the joy upon the shore
To tell our voyage—perils o’er!


The prize, the prize secure!
The athlete nearly fell;
Bare all he could endure,
And bare not always well;
But he may smile at troubles gone
Who sets the victor-garland on.


No more the foe can harm;
No more of leaguered camp,
And cry of night alarm,
And need of ready lamp;
And yet how nearly he had failed—
How nearly had that foe prevailed!


The lamb is in the fold,
In perfect safety penned;
The lion once had hold,
And thought to make an end;
But One came by with wounded side,
And for the sheep the Shepherd died.


The exile is at home!
O nights and days of tears,
O longings not to roam,
O sins and doubts and fears;
What matters now grief’s darkest day?
The King has wiped those tears away


O happy, happy Bride!
Thy widowed hours are past,
The Bridegroom at thy side,
Thou all His own at last!
The sorrows Of thy former cup
In full fruition swallowed up!

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LYRICS
Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
Writer(s):
    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: 1862
      Bible Refs: Is 40:2;
      LIST OF LYRIC SOURCES
      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1922# 609
      1954# 977
      1869# 259
      1908# 609
      1917# 753
      MUSIC
      Name: SAFE HOME
      Meter: 6 6 6 6 8 8
      Writer(s):
        Dates:
        LIST OF MUSIC SOURCES
        Hymn/Song Book Song # Key
        # 977C
        ALTERNATIVE TUNES
        Name meter
        6 6 6 6 8 8
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