Nursery Rhymes

Safe Home, Safe Home in Port

Safe Home, Safe Home in Port Lyrics and Music

The beautiful words and lyrics of the glorious hymn begin with "Safe home, safe home in port! Rent cordage, shattered deck" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "Safe Home, Safe Home in Port" hymn were written by its English author John Mason Neale. The author of the hymn, John Mason Neale, was born on January 24, 1818 and died on August 6, 1886. The wonderful music that accompanies the "Safe Home, Safe Home in Port" song of praise was composed by Arthur H. D. Prendergast The composer of the music to the "Safe Home, Safe Home in Port" hymn, Arthur H. D. Prendergast, was born on June 28, 1833 and died on July 13, 1910. We have placed "Safe Home, Safe Home in Port" in the category of Funeral Songs. Enjoy the illuminating lyrics of this popular Christian song and grand church hymn.

Safe Home, Safe Home in Port Hymn
Title: Safe Home, Safe Home in Port *** Name of Composer: Arthur H. D. Prendergast *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: John Mason Neale *** Hymns Category: Funeral Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely words of the "Safe Home, Safe Home in Port" lyrics, John Mason Neale (January 24, 1818-August 6, 1886), was born in London, England and achieved fame as a scholar, hymnographer and hymn writer. .

Safe Home, Safe Home in Port Lyrics

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.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "Safe Home, Safe Home in Port", Arthur H. D. Prendergast (June 28, 1833-July 13, 1910), was born in London, England and became famous as a barrister, composer and musician.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: Safe Home, Safe Home in Port
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): John Mason Neale (January 24, 1818 to August 6, 1886)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Arthur H. D. Prendergast (June 28, 1833 to July 13, 1910)
Hymn Category: Funeral Songs
First Line of Hymn: "Safe home, safe home in port! Rent cordage, shattered deck"
First Publication Date: 1862

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