Hymnary Friends,

Please pardon this brief interruption, and please consider a gift today to support the work of Hymnary.org. Here's why.

Each month half a million people visit this website for free access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet. But this project does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. Twice a year we hold a fund drive, and these drives are critical to our future.

So if you benefit from Hymnary.org, would you consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Click the Donate button below to be taken to a secure giving site. Or you can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary.org team, our thanks.
Harry Plantinga

Steer toward the light

Fierce is the tempest, loud is its roar

Author: Gertrude T. Clark
Tune: [Fierce is the tempest, loud is its roar]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. Fierce is the tempest, loud is its roar,
Storm-tossed the mariner, far from the shore;
See! what is putting the darkness to flight?
Jesus, the Morning Star! steer t’ward the Light!

Brightly it gleams, and its pure silver beams
Scatter the gloom of the night,
Tho’ the storms ’round thee rave,
He is mighty to save,
Then, mariner, steer t’ward the Light.

2. Storms cannot hide it, years cannot fade;
Firm its foundation is, be not afraid;
Heav’n’s ample harbor shall soon greet thy sight,
Watch for the dawn of day, steer t’ward the Light! [Refrain]

3. When wild the tempest round thee is hurled,
Look unto Jesus, the hope of the world!
Bright shall the day be that follows the night,
Courage, then, mariner, steer t’ward the Light! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6331

Author: Gertrude T. Clark

Late 19th Century Lyrics: Steer To­ward the Light --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Fierce is the tempest, loud is its roar
Title: Steer toward the light
Author: Gertrude T. Clark
Refrain First Line: Brightly it gleams



The Cyber Hymnal #6331
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #6331

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us