Peace! Be Still!

Master, the tempest is raging!

Author: Mary Ann Baker
Tune: [Master, the tempest is raging]
Published in 224 hymnals

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Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadowed 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 threat'ning
A grave in the angry deep?

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


Source: African American Heritage Hymnal #221

Author: Mary Ann Baker

Baker, Mary A.. Miss Baker, who is a member of the Baptist denomination, and a resident in Chicago, Illinois, is an active worker in the temperance cause, and the author of various hymns and temperance songs.    Her most popular hymn:-— 1. Master, the tempest is raging, Peace, was written in 1874 at the request of Dr. H. R. Palmer, who desired of her several songs on the subjects of a series of Sunday School Lessons for that year. Its theme is "Christ stilling the tempest."   During the same year it was set to music by Dr. Palmer, and pub. in his Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874. It is found in other collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. Its home popularity was increased by its republi… Go to person page >

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First Line: Master, the tempest is raging!
Title: Peace! Be Still!
Author: Mary Ann Baker
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

    1. Master, the tempest is raging, Peace, was written in 1874 at the request of Dr. H. R. Palmer, who desired of her several songs on the subjects of a series of Sunday School Lessons for that year. Its theme is "Christ stilling the tempest." During the same year it was set to music by Dr. Palmer, and pub. in his Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874. It is found in other collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sac, S. and Solos, Lond., 1881. Its home popularity was increased by its republication and frequent use during the illness of Pres. Garfield. It was sung at several of the funeral services held in his honour throughout the States.

    - John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Instances

Instances (1 - 7 of 7)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
African American Heritage Hymnal #221TextPage Scan
Hymns of Faith #419TextPage Scan
Rejoice Hymns #543
Scripture Song Database #2286
Small Church Music #487Audio
Soul-stirring Songs & Hymns (Rev. ed.) #136
The Cyber Hymnal #4177TextScoreAudio
Include 217 pre-1979 instances



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