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