Sunday, May 2, 2010

Master, the Tempest Is Raging

A dear friend brought this song to my attention. Thank you, Miss Frances!
words by Mary A. Baker

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadow with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh;
Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threatening
A grave in the angry deep?

The winds and the waves shall obey Thy will,
Peace, be still!
Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
Or demons or men, or whatever it be
No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean, and earth, and skies;
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, peace, be still!

Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul;
And I perish! I perish! dear Master
Oh, hasten, and take control.


Master, the terror is over,
The elements sweetly rest;
Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven’s within my breast;
Linger, O bless├Ęd Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more;
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
And rest on the blissful shore.


A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke Him and said to Him, ‘Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?’ He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, ‘Peace! Be still!’ Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. ~ Mark 4:37-39

1 comment:

Frances said...

Oh, Kati ... what a sweet surprise. I'm so glad you liked this hymn. I used to sing it as a child but hadn't thought of it in a long, long time, until I stumbled upon it in the old hymn book. Now I have a whole new love for it. I really love your hymn series, and I love it even more that you have such a love for them. Thanks for linking to my blog. I haven't figured out how to do that (by having the link in a name or word). You'll have to give me a lesson. Smiles and hugs ...