Christ in the Storm

Galilee's waters are raging

Author: Manie Payne Ferguson (1904)
Tune: [Galilee's waters are raging]
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1. Galilee’s waters are raging,
On them a vessel is tossed;
Seamen in terror are calling,
Carest Thou not, we are lost?
Sweetly asleep on a pillow,
Maker and Savior He lay;
Wild with dismay they awake Him,
Master, we perish, they say.

Speak thro’ the storm when the billows run high,
Say to my soul, Do not fear, it is I;
Speak thro’ the storm when the billows run high,
Say to my soul, Do not fear, it is I

2. Over the noise of the tempest,
Over the dash of the wave,
Rings the sweet voice of the Savior;
See, He is mighty to save;
Calmed in a moment the billows,
Hushed in an instant to sleep,
Stilled is the roar of the wild winds,
Steadied their boat on the deep. [Refrain

3. Wonderful Jesus, I need Thee,
Out in the storm and the strife,
Oft it has seemed I was sinking,
Tossed on the ocean of life;
Speak to the winds and the waters,
Each Thy behest must fulfill;
Speak to my heart in the tempest,
Whispering softly, Be still.; [Refrain]

4. When I am toiling in rowing,
Almost engulfed in the sea,
Make of the billows a pathway,
Come thro’ the darkness to me;
Failures and terrors will vanish,
Soon as I know Thou art nigh;
Say to my soul in the danger,
Be not afraid, it is I.; [Refrain]

5. Waters unknown are awaiting
Travelers leaving earth’s shore;
Back to this side of the river,
Passengers come nevermore;
O when that chill tide is bringing
Boatmen to bear me away,
Galilee’s Conqu’ror, be with me;
Pilot me over, I pray. [Refrain]

Author: Manie Payne Ferguson

Manie Payne Ferguson (1850 – 8 June 1932) was a pioneer leader in the American Holiness Movement, a Christian evangelist and social worker who co-founded the Peniel Mission, and the author of several hymns, most notably "Blessed Quietness". Ferguson was born Manie Payne in 1850 in the town of Carlow in County Carlow, 84 km from Dublin, in the south-east of Ireland. On 7 June, 1883, she married Theodore Pollock Ferguson (born January 10, 1853 in Mansfield, Ohio in Richland County, Ohio; died July 12, 1920 in Los Angeles), a former minister in the United Presbyterian Church (Jones, Guide 628; Hunt 285), who had been converted in 1875 in Oberlin, Ohio through the preaching of evangelist Charles Finney(Clark 1949:79). After relocating to S… Go to person page >

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First Line: Galilee's waters are raging
Title: Christ in the Storm
Author: Manie Payne Ferguson (1904)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Speak thro' the storm when the billows run high
Copyright: Public Domain


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