He Constrained Them

Is the darkness all about thee

Author: William B. Rose
Tune: [Is the darkness all about thee]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Is the darkness all about thee,
Are the billows high;
Art thou weary, toiling, rowing,
And no haven nigh?

Jesus comes upon the waters
That are dashing high;
Hear Him speak in tones assuring,
“Do not fear, ‘tis I.”

2 Are the winds now fierce, contrary;
Testing all thy might;
Does it seem that heart must fail thee
In the dreary night? [Chorus]

3 Is there none to bring thee succor
In this hour of test?
Yes, the loving Master “sees thee
Toiling” at thy best! [Chorus]

4 Yesterday thy hands were busied,
Feeding hungry souls;
Now, constrained, they toil in rowing,
Where the mad sea rolls. [Chorus]

5 Lose not heart, O dear disciple,
If the tempest roar,
But consider how He blest thee
Just the day before. [Chorus]

6 Gladly render any service,
He may choose for thee;
Caring not what pain or pleasure
There may in it be. [Chorus]

Source: Light and Life Songs No. 3 #45

Author: William B. Rose

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Text Information

First Line: Is the darkness all about thee
Title: He Constrained Them
Author: William B. Rose
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Jesus comes upon the water
Copyright: Public Domain


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