‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’

I had never heard this hymn before–but after yesterday’s alarms and frustrations, I need to learn its lesson. Safe in the Arms of Jesus, by the Altar of Praise Chorale: and don’t go away, because we have a hymn request from Joshua coming right up.

‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’

Fanny Crosby wrote more than 8,000 hymns in her career: let’s have one now. Safe in the Arms of Jesus (1868), sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale–if they sang a different Fanny Crosby hymn every day, it would take some 20 years to sing them all.

By Request, ‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’

Joshua requested this beautiful hymn, Safe in the Arms of Jesus, sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale.

Look at the scenery. Is it any wonder that God, after He had finished His work of creation, pronounced it very good?

‘Safe in the Arms of Jesus’

One day in 1868, Fanny Crosby recalled, her friend, Dr. Doan, dropped in for a visit and told her he had to catch a train in 40 minutes. He had a melody, he said: could she, in under 40 minutes, write a hymn to it? (The story is reported by CyberHymnal.)

She could and she did (in about 20 minutes); and you can hear that hymn today, sung by the Altar of Praise Chorale.