Jesus at the helm

Frail is my bark and stormy is the ocean

Author: Josephine Pollard
Tune: [Frail is my bark and stormy is the ocean]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Frail is my bark, and stormy is the ocean;
How can I hope to stem the rushing tide?
How can I face the billows’ wild commotion?
Dangers are theat’ning me on every side.

With Jesus at the helm, I shall journey safely over,
Though the storm is raging and the billows foam;
With Jesus at the helm, I shall journey safely over,
And find a refuge from the storm when Heav’n is my home.

2 Though weak my faith, there’s One whose love unfailing
Will cast a brightness over sight so dim;
His strength, for all my frailties still availing,
Will make me feel the love I owe to Him. [Refrain]

3 Frail is my bark, but Jesus is beside me,
E’en through the night I see His glorious form;
With Him to cheer, to strengthen and to guide me,
My soul will calmly brave the darkest storm. [Refrain]

Source: The Bright Array #52

Author: Josephine Pollard

Pollard, Josephine, born in New York, circa 1840, is the author of (1) "I stood outside the gate" (Lent), (2) "Joy-bells ringing, Children singing" (Joy) in I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, 1878. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Frail is my bark and stormy is the ocean
Title: Jesus at the helm
Author: Josephine Pollard
Refrain First Line: With Jesus at the helm



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)
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Hymns and Songs for Children's Worship, Together with Selections for Anniversary and Festive Occasions #127

Songs of Praise #d22

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The Bright Array #52

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