He Holdeth the Storm in His Hand

A vessel was tossed by a raging storm

Author: Lewis E. Jones
Tune: [A vessel was tossed by a raging storm]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 A vessel was tossed by a raging storm,
One day in the years gone by,
While angry waves threatened the mariners,
It seemed that no help was nigh,
Yet sleeping on board was the Son of man,
The storm must obey his will;
So, waking, he spoke to the sea and sky,
The tempest at once was still.

He holdeth the storm in his hand,
He holdeth the storm in his hand,
Life's tempest may roll,
Yet he keepeth my soul,
For he holdeth the storm in his Hand.

2 My life was once tossed by the waves of sin,
No favoring breezes fanned,
It seemed that no helper could e'er be found,
To pilot my bark to land;
Yet when in my weakness I cried aloud,
“My Savior, O where art thou?”
He stood at my side, and the tempest ceased,
He saved me, and keeps me now. [Refrain]

3 While sailing life's ocean I have no fear,
For Jesus hath spoken peace,
From burdens of sin that so long oppressed,
He giveth my soul release;
At rest in the life-boat with him to guide,
I smile at the restless wave,
While joyfully telling to all around,
Of Christ and his pow'r to save. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #112

Author: Lewis E. Jones

Lewis Edgar Jones USA 1865-1936. Born in Yates City, IL, his family moved near Davenport, IA, where he lived on a farm until age 21. He went into business for awhile, and attended the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He was a classmate of evangelist, Billy Sunday. After graduating, he worked for the YMCA in Davenport, IA; Fort Worth, TX (1915, as general secretary); and Santa Barbara, CA (1925 as general secretary). Hymn writing was his avocation, and he wrote 200+, advising that many came from pastors’ sermons. He married Lora May Wright (1872-1950), and they had a daughter, Frances Ellen (1897-1982). He died in Santa Barbara, CA. John Perry  Go to person page >

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First Line: A vessel was tossed by a raging storm
Title: He Holdeth the Storm in His Hand
Author: Lewis E. Jones
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He holdeth the storm in His hand
Copyright: Public Domain


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Songs of the Century #112

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