Over the Tide

Dark are the waters before me

Author: Francis A. Simkins
Tune: [Dark are the waters before me]
Published in 9 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dark are the waters before me,—
Loud is the voice of the gale;
Storm-cloud and tempest are o’er me,
Boatman! oh, list to my hail.

Refrain:
Carry me over the tide,
Dark are the waters, and deep and wide;
Yonder, just over the sea,
My mansion is waiting for me.

2 Onward I move o’er the waters,
Lurid the lightning’s fierce glare,
Angry the surges beneath me,—
Boatman! lo, danger is there. [Refrain]

3 Peril is in the dark waters,—
Safety beyond the deep wave;
Father! oh, let me not perish—
Thou who are mighty to save. [Refrain]

4 Ah, when the voyage is over,
There, on that beautiful shore,
Safely beyond the dark waters,
Joy shall be mine forevermore. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #17

Author: Francis A. Simkins

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Text Information

First Line: Dark are the waters before me
Title: Over the Tide
Author: Francis A. Simkins
Refrain First Line: Carry me over the tide
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #8823

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