I feel the winds of God today

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1 I feel the winds of God today;
today my sail I lift,
though heavy oft with drenching spray
and torn with many a rift;
if hope but light the water’s crest,
and Christ my bark will use,
I’ll seek the seas at his behest,
and brave another cruise.

2 It is the wind of God that dries
my vain regretful tears,
until with braver thoughts shall rise
the purer, brighter years;
if cast on shores of selfish ease
or pleasure I should be,
O let me feel your freshening breeze,
and I’ll put back to sea.

3 If ever I forget your love
and how that love was shown,
lift high the blood-red flag above;
it bears your name alone.
Great pilot of my onward way,
you wilt not let me drift;
I feel the winds of God today;
today my sail I lift.

Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #625

Author: Jessie Adams

Adams, Jessie. (Ipswitch, Suffolk, England, September 9, 1863--July 15, 1954, York). Society of Friends. She preferred to remain anonymous. She was a progressive teacher and a leader of the local adult school in Frimley, England. --Don Hustad, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: I feel the winds of God today
Author: Jessie Adams
Copyright: Public Domain

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KINGSFOLD

Thought by some scholars to date back to the Middle Ages, KINGSFOLD is a folk tune set to a variety of texts in England and Ireland. The tune was published in English Country Songs (1893), an anthology compiled by Lucy E. Broadwood and J. A. Fuller Maitland. After having heard the tune in Kingsfold,…

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LANDÅS


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