Safe, locked inside that upper room (website only)


Safe, locked inside that upper room,
too scared to let the truth be known,
disciples had to see their Lord
before that truth could be their own.

And Thomas, still so full of doubt,
would not believe the tales they told
till Christ appeared, to show his wounds -
then his conviction made him bold.

Yet doubts and fears returned again.
Once more they locked themselves away
until the Holy Spirit came
on that inspiring, vital day.

The truth is now a living fact.
The love of God can never die.
So bold apostles stood their ground –
their living Lord is not a lie.

We have not seen, but we believe
and we must witness by our faith
to living truth we have received,
awakened by the Spirit’s breath.

Text: © Marjorie Dobson (

Metre: 88.88 (Long metre)

Suggested tune: Niagara (StF 596; H&P 58ii)

Categories: 88.88. Long Metre, Conflict, Suffering and Doubt, Dobson, Marjorie, Hymns only online (submit to, Jackson, Robert, Jesus Risen and Ascended, Niagara.

3 Responses to Safe, locked inside that upper room (website only)

  1. Editor says:

    Hi Christine,

    Marjorie has let us know that the text is not yet registered with any of the copyright organisations. She says that if people want to use it for worship, she is happy for it to be used without having to ask permission each time. If it is for commercial publication then she would need to be consulted further.

    Hope that helps.

  2. Christine Denny says:

    I love the words. Please can you let me know how to report copyright?

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