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Safely Home Poem

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I am home in Heaven, dear ones;
Oh, so happy and so bright!
There is perfect joy and beauty
In this everlasting light.

All the pain and grief is over,
Every restless tossing passed;
I am now at peace forever,
Safely home in Heaven at last.

Did you wonder I so calmly
Trod the valley of the shade?
Oh! but Jesus’ arm to lean on,
Could I have one doubt or dread?

Then you must not grieve so sorely,
For I love you dearly still;
Try to look beyond earth’s shadows,
Pray to trust our Father’s Will.

There is work still waiting for you,
So you must not idly stand;
Do it now, while life remaineth–
You shall rest in Jesus’ land.

When that work is all completed,
He will gently call you Home;
Oh, the rapture of that meeting,
Oh, the joy to see you come!

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8 comments to Safely Home Poem

  • Inspiring poem and awaiting for the moment when I will finally be home.:)

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  • Richard Causey

    That’s why I say to always look up..

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  • Dorothy

    Here we are just pilgrims for Jesus passing through.
    This is not our home. Our home is in heaven with our Lord and Savior.
    I look forward to that blessed day

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  • Gerry ivie

    I lost my dad very young and that poem was on his memorial cards which we received some weeks after his passing. I was still sorely grieving and I got great comfort from it. I actually felt it was him talking to me. I still hold that poem dearly in my heart and intend to have it used when I am called home.

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  • KMA

    My father left a copy of this poem for my sister and me to read after he died. Until I read it, I was terribly conflicted. When I read it now, I cry — every time. It assures me he is no longer suffering and is with God in heaven, having lived life as a kind, generous, accomplished man. It also assures me that one day, if I work hard enough at being a good person, I will see him again.

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  • marilyn

    i had found out an old boyfreind of mine had died back in march. however, he died may 12th 1990. it hit me like a ton of bricks. all the feelings that were buried got unburied. i went to his gravesite just to make sure. it was like living in a bad dream. our song was magnet and steel. i got a plaque for his gravesite to write the main verse on the back. when i got on the computer i found this poem a freind sent me, and it was like a personal message sent from heaven above from my old boyfreind. it made me cry even more, but it touched my heart knowing that he is in heaven waiting. the most blessed comfort i have is we will never be seperated again. he was a big major role in my life. and i will try to do my best to carry on.

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  • Deb

    My mom too left this poem for my family after she passed. It has indeed brought us great comfort and my faith in our God has increased. She believed and trusted the Lord. This is a wonderful poem that I share with anyone who are facing the loss of their loved one. One day I will see her again and that in itself is wonderful!

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  • angela mcintyre

    I too have a copy of this poem and it will be read out at my brother in laws funeral this coming Tuesday. it was written by charlotte murray that is all the info we have on this marvellous

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