1 Daylight is past, Shadows are cast
Over the sea and land;
Down in the glade, Night’s peaceful shade
Lieth so near at hand.
Full are the notes we’ve drawn to shore,
Joy’s measure pressed to overflow;
The reefs are passed, the tempest’s roar
Sinks to a whisper low.
Then, tho’ the tide be swift and wide,
Naught can we fear on life’s wild sea;
To Thee we raise our songs of praise,
Pilot of Galilee.
2 Once down our path The storm of wrath
Lashed the wild foaming wave;
Darkness and dread Gathered o’erhead,
No human arm could save.
Drifting and lost, we heard with fear
The breakers roar where rocks did hide,
Till thro’ the gloom our souls could hear,
“Lo, I will be Thy guide.” [Refrain]
3 O Helmsman true, Thy voyage thro’
May we put trust Thy hand!
Thine are the isles Where pleasure smiles,
Thine the fair Beulah land.
Each strange, new morn unveils the way
To unknown seas where we must go;
Thou who didst guide thro’ yesterday,
Tomorrow’s path dost know. [Refrain]