Above the tempest of the seas

Above the tempest of the seas

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Tune: [Above the tempest of the seas]
Published in 4 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Above the tempest of the seas,
A voice of sweet command I hear;
The waves obey the word of peace,—
It is my Lord to me so dear.

Refrain:
It is my Lord,
It is my Lord,
His tender, loving voice I hear,
It is my Lord,
It is my Lord,
To me so dear, to me so dear.

2 When friends forsake, and foes assail,
I feel the sacred presence near,
Of One, who cannot, will not fail,—
It is my Lord to me so dear. [Refrain]

3 When bowed by some great sorrow deep,
A tender hand wipes ev’ry tear,
And faithful watch with me doth keep,—
It is my Lord to me so dear. [Refrain]

4 When darkest clouds have passed away,
The heavens shine serene and clear,
And songs of gladness fill the day,—
It is my Lord to me so dear. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #81

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Above the tempest of the seas
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Refrain First Line: It is my Lord

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