1. Galilee, bright Galilee, hallowed thoughts we turn to thee!
Woven through thy history, gleams the charming mystery
Of the life of One who came, bearing grief, reproach and shame,
Saviour of the world to be; "God with us" by Galilee.
2. Once along that rugged shore he, who all our sorrows bore,
Journeyed oft with weary feet, through the storm or burning heat;
Healing all who came in faith, calling back to life from death;
King of kings from heaven was he, though so poor by Galilee!
3. Wild the night on Galilee; loudly roared the angry sea,
When upon the tossing wave Jesus walked, his own to save:
Calmed the tumult by his will, only saying, "Peace, be still!"
Ruler of the storm was he, on the raging Galilee!
4. Still in loving tenderness doth the Master wait to bless;
Still His touch upon the soul bringeth balm and maketh whole;
Still He comforts mourning hearts, life and joy and peace imparts;
Still the Friend of all is he, as of old by Galilee!
Sherwin, William Fisk, an American Baptist, was born at Buckland, Massachusetts, March 14,1826. His educational opportunities, so far as schools were concerned, were few, but he made excellent use of his time and surroundings. At fifteen he went to Boston and studied music under Dr. Mason: In due course he became a teacher of vocal music, and held several important appointments in Massachusetts; in Hudson and Albany, New York County, and then in New York City. Taking special interest in Sunday Schools, he composed carols and hymn-tunes largely for their use, and was associated with the Rev. R. Lowry and others in preparing Bright Jewels, and other popular Sunday School hymn and tune books. A few of his melodies are known in Great Britain th… Go to person page >