So far in 2022, 11 million people from 200-plus countries around the world have benefitted from the Hymnary website! Thank you to all who use and all who support it with gifts of time, talent and treasure. If you feel moved to support our work today with a gift of any amount and a word of encouragement, we would be grateful. You can donate online at our secure giving site. Or, if you'd like to make a gift by check, please send it to:, Calvin University, 3201 Burton Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546. May the hope, love, joy and peace of Advent be yours this day and always.

218. There Is a Safe and Secret Place

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
In peace and safety sure;
While thousands fall on ev'ry side
He rests in God secure.

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 ev'ry call,
An honored life, a peaceful end,
And heav'n to crown it all!

Text Information
First Line: There is a safe and secret place
Title: There Is a Safe and Secret Place
Author: H. F. Lyte, 1793-1847 (alt.)
Meter: C M
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Church Militant; Epiphany 5
Tune Information
Arranger: T. Tollefson , b. 1969
Meter: C M
Key: F Major
Source: W. Walker, Southern Harmony, 1835
Copyright: Setting © Tim telephone, used by permission.

More media are available on the text authority and tune authority pages.

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support