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I feel the winds of God today

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1 I feel the winds of God today;
today my sail I lift,
though heavy oft with drenching spray
and torn with many a rift;
if hope but light the water’s crest,
and Christ my bark will use,
I’ll seek the seas at his behest,
and brave another cruise.

2 It is the wind of God that dries
my vain regretful tears,
until with braver thoughts shall rise
the purer, brighter years;
if cast on shores of selfish ease
or pleasure I should be,
O let me feel your freshening breeze,
and I’ll put back to sea.

3 If ever I forget your love
and how that love was shown,
lift high the blood-red flag above;
it bears your name alone.
Great pilot of my onward way,
you wilt not let me drift;
I feel the winds of God today;
today my sail I lift.

Source: Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #625

Author: Jessie Adams

Adams, Jessie. (Ipswitch, Suffolk, England, September 9, 1863-July 15, 1954, York). Society of Friends. She preferred to remain anonymous. She was a progressive teacher and a leader of the local adult school in Frimley, England. --Don Hustad, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: I feel the winds of God today
Author: Jessie Adams
Copyright: Public Domain



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The Book of Common Praise: being the hymn book of The Church of England in Canada (revised 1938) #426
The Canadian Youth Hymnal #96
The Church School Hymnal for Youth #d115
The Cyber Hymnal #2776TextScoreAudio
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The Junior Hymnal and Suggested Orders of Worship #d103
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The Methodist Sunday School Hymnal #162Page Scan
The Youth Hymnary #d86
Unison Choral Collection #d8
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