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Hymn 202

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1 Fierce was the billow wild,
Dark was the night;
Oars laboured heavily,
Foam glimmered white;
Trembled the mariners,
Peril was nigh:
Then saith the Son of God,
Peace! It is I.
2. Ridge of the mountain wave,
Lower thy crest!
Wail of Euroclydon*
Be thou at rest!
Sorrow can never be,
Darkness must fly,
Where saith the world's great
Light, Peace! It is I.
3. Jesus, Deliverer, Near to us be;
Soothe thou our voyaging
Over life's sea:
Then, when the storm of death
Roars, sweeping by,
Say thou, O Lord of Life,
Peace! It is I.


(*It may specifically refer to the name of the Gregale wind from the Adriatic Gulf, which wrecked the apostle Paul's ship on the coast of Malta on his way to Rome (Acts 27:14)

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Last Updated on : Sunday, November 30, 2014