625. I Feel the Winds of God

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.

Text Information
First Line: I feel the winds of God today
Title: I Feel the Winds of God
Author: Jessie Adams (1907, alt.)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Topic: Church in the World: Renewal: Transformation; Challenge; Courage (13 more...)
Tune Information
Name: KINGSFOLD
Arranger: Ralph Vaughan Williams (1906)
Meter: 8 6 8 6 D
Key: e minor
Source: English and Irish traditional melody
Copyright: Arrangement by permission of Oxford University Press.



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