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It is Jesus

In the darkness, tempest tossed

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Tune: [In the darkness, tempest tossed]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the darkness, tempest tossed,
All my hope and courage lost,
Lo, a form upon the wave,
Who is He? And can He save?

It is Jesus,
It is Jesus,
All His word will He fulfill;
Hushed is ev’ry early tumult,
At His wondrous, “Peace be still.”

2 In the night with anguish filled,
When my heart with pain is thrilled,
In the dark One draweth nigh,
Calling gently, “It is I.” [Chorus]

3 When the sunshine from above,
Floods my path with light and love,
Who comes near, my joy to share?
Who is this, with smile so rare? [Chorus]

4 Coming, coming, evermore,
Dearer, dearer than before,
It is Christ, the Lord who died,
Risen, living, glorified. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #46

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the darkness, tempest tossed
Title: It is Jesus
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is Jesus
Publication Date: 1914
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light and Life Songs No. 2 #46

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