There is a safe and secret placeAuthor: Henry Francis Lyte
Published in 110 hymnals
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1 There is a safe and secret place,
Beneath the wings Divine,
Reserved for all the heirs of grace;
O be that refuge mine!
2 The least and feeblest there may bide,
Uninjured and unawed;
While thousands fall on every side
He rests secure in God.
3 He feeds in pastures, large and fair,
Of love and truth Divine;
O child of God, O glory's heir,
How rich a lot is thine.
4 A hand almighty to defend,
An ear for every call,
An honored life, a peaceful end,
And heaven to crown it all!
The Hymnal: Published by the authority of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A., 1895
There is a safe and secret place. H. F. Lyte. [Ps. xci.] Appeared in his Spirit of the Psalms, 1834, as his C.M. version of Psalm 91, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. It is very simple and tender, and is in somewhat extensive use in Great Britain and America. In the enlarged edition of the Spirit of the Psalms, 1836, stanza ii. lines 1,2, are altered from:—
“The least, the feeblest there may hide
Uninjured and unawed;"
"The least, the feeblest there may bide
Uninjured and unawed."
The change of thought from hiding in terror, to abiding in calm repose is a decided poetic improvement; and is certainly more in accord with the Psalmist's declaration "Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness, nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday" (vers. 5, 6), than the original reading.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 2 of 2)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #218||There Is a Safe and Secret Place||There is a safe and secret place||NEW BRITAIN||H. F. Lyte, 1793-1847||C M||1996||Church Militant | ; Epiphany 5 ||
|The Cyber Hymnal #6780||There Is a Safe and Secret Place||There is a safe and secret place||GREEN HILL (Peace)||Henry F. Lyte||CM|