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In ancient days, when Isr'l's host

In ancient days, when Isr'l's host

Author: Emma Pitt
Tune: [In ancient days, when Israel’s host]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In ancient days, when Israel’s host
In darkest bondage lay,
The mighty pow’r of God was shown,
He rolled the sea away.

Refrain:
He rolls the sea away!
He rolls the sea away!
With Jesus ever near,
No foe have I to fear,
He rolls the sea away!

2 The waves of sin swept o’er my soul,
Temptations held their sway;
The Lord spoke peace, and pardon gave,
He rolled the sea away. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ doubts and fears obscure my path,
With Jesus I will stay;
He’ll keep me near His loving heart,
And roll the sea away. [Refrain]

4 Lord Jesus, when in my last hour
I face tow’rd realms of day,
Thy presence then shall pilot me,
And roll the sea away. [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #68

Author: Emma Pitt

Born: 1846, Maryland. Pitt was living in Bal­ti­more, Mar­y­land, by 1880, and through at least 1910. She may have died be­fore 1920, as the daugh­ter with whom she was living in 1910 was on her own and still sin­gle in 1920. --www.hymntime.com Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In ancient days, when Isr'l's host
Author: Emma Pitt
Refrain First Line: He rolls the sea away

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Instances

Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

Eureka Sacred Banner #d54

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Hymns of the Christian Life. No. 3 #124

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Hymns that Help #77

Sacred Melodies #d63

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The Gospel Hymn Book #149

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The Voice of Thanksgiving #68

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The Voice of Thanksgiving No. 2 #68

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Young People's Songs of Praise #44

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