Steady, brothers, steady

Dark is the night, and the waves run high

Author: Henry R. Trickett
Tune: [Dark is the night, and the waves run high]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dark is the night, and the waves run high,
Steady, brothers, steady;
Hid are the stars, and the storm-clouds fly,
Be ready, my brothers, be ready.
Captains have we who deliv’rance will bring,
Darkness or daylight is one to our King,
He will deliver, so joyfully sing,
All glory to Jesus our Savior.

Refrain:
Steady, steady, steady,
Fear ye not the billows rolling high;
Steady, steady, steady,
There’s a star illumes the darkest sky;
Storms will soon be past,
The harbor gained at last,
All glory be to Jesus our Savior.

2 Swift on the wings of the roaring wind,
Steady, brothers, steady;
Fly thro’ the night and the daylight find,
Be ready, my brothers, be ready.
Daylight shall open her windows of gold,
Safety and Paradise we shall behold,
Shout ye for gladness, O hearts, true and bold,
All glory to Jesus our Savior. [Refrain]

3 Steer by the chart, and no harm can come,
Steady, brothers, steady;
Sail thro’ the storm and we’ll all reach home,
Be ready, my brothers, be ready.
Comrades have we who are safe on the shore—
Comrades awaiting to greet us once more,
Comrades from whom we will part nevermore,
All glory to Jesus our Savior. [Refrain]

Source: Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #154

Author: Henry R. Trickett

Henry Robert Tricket (sometimes called Harry Robert Tricket), born December 1839, Nottinghamshire, England; died April 1909, Keokuk, Iowa. A hymn writer, minister, and pastor/preacher/teacher from the American Restoration Movement. He spent the bulk of his time in ministry serving churches in the Disciples of Christ, one of the three branches of a movement founded by Thomas Campbell, Alexander Campbell, Barton W. Stone, and Walter Scott. The other branches include Churches of Christ and Independent Christian Churches. Most of his compositions, largely as a lyric and text writer, are found in the mid-20th century hymnals of Churches of Christ. His partnership in composing with Fred Fillmore and others through the Fillmore Brothers Publishing… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Dark is the night, and the waves run high
Title: Steady, brothers, steady
Author: Henry R. Trickett
Refrain First Line: Steady, steady, steady, fear ye not the billows
Copyright: Public Domain

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Awakening Songs for the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services #154

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Eternal Praise for the Church and Sunday School #318

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Gospel Hymns and Songs #154

The Gospel Chorus #d17

Treasury of Song #d37

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