Advent Hymnals

584. PEACE, BE STILL!

Christ in Song,

1.
Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadow'd 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?

Chorus:
"The winds and the waves obey my will,
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 sweetly obey my will;
Peace, be still!
Peace, be still!
They all shall sweetly obey my will;
Peace, peace, be still!

2.
Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled;
O waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o'er my sinking soul;
And I perish, I perish!  dear Master;
O hasten and take control.  [Chorus]

3.
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 blessed Redeemer,
Leave me alone no more;
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
And rest on the blissful shore.  [Chorus]

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Title Peace, Be Still!
Key C Major
Titles "The winds and the waves obey my will,
First Line Master, the tempest is raging!
Author Miss M. A. Baker
Year 1908
Composer H. R. Palmer
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Tune Master, the tempest is raging!
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Subjects Christ: Peace; Christ: Christ's Power; Living His Life: Peace
Texts Mark 4:39
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