253. O Where Is He That Trod the Sea?

1 O where is he that trod the sea?
O where is he that spake
and demons from their victims flee,
the dead their slumbers break,
the palsied rise in freedom strong,
the speechless talk and sing,
and from blind eyes benighted long
bright beams of morning spring?

2 O where is he that trod the sea?
O where is he that spake
and piercing words of liberty
the deaf ears open shake,
and mildest words artrest the haste
of fever's deadly fire,
and strong ones heal the weak who waste
their lives in sad desire?

3 O where is he that trod the sea?
'Tis only he can save;
to thousands hung'ring wearily
a wondrous meal he gave;
full soon with bread from heaven fed,
their rustic fare they take;
'twas springtide when he bless'd the bread,
and harvest when he brake.

4 O where is he that trod the sea?
My soul, the Lord is here!
Let all thy fears be hushed in thee;
be thine to look, to hear;
he all thy needs will satisfy.
Art thou diseased or dumb,
or dost thou in thy hunger cry?
"I come," saith Christ, "I come!"

Tune Information
Name: SHEPHERD'S PIPES
Composer: Annabeth McClelland Gay (1958)
Meter: CMD
Key: g minor
Copyright: Copyright © 1958 by the Pilgrim Press and used by permission



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