Peace! Be Still!

Master, the tempest is raging!

Author: Mary Ann Baker
Tune: [Master, the tempest is raging]
Published in 243 hymnals

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1 Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadowed with blackness,
No shelter or help is nigh;
Carest thou not that we perish?"
How canst thou lie asleep,
When each moment so madly is threat'ning
A grave in the angry deep?

Refrain:
The winds and the waves shall obey thy will.
"Peace, be still!"
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea,
Or struggles or evil, whatever it be,
No water can swallow the ship where lies
the Master of ocean and earth and skies:
They all shall sweetly obey thy will.
"Peace, be still! Peace, be still!"
They all shall sweetly obey thy will.
"Peace, peace, be still!"

2 Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled,
Oh, waken and save, I pray;
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul!
And I perish! I perish, dear Master:
Oh, hasten and take control. [Refrain]

3 Master, the terror is over,
The elements sweetly rest;
Earth’s sun in the calm lake is mirrored,
And heaven’s within my breast.
Linger, O blessed Redeemer,
Leave me alone no more;
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor,
And rest on the blissful shore. [Refrain]

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1 ¡Maestro, se encrespan las aguas,
y ruge la tempestad!
Los grandes abismos del cielo
se llenan de obscuridad.
¿No ves que aquí perecemos?
¿Puedes dormir así,
cuando el mar agitado nos abre
profundo sepulcro aquí?

Estribillo:
Los vientos, las ondas oirán tu voz,
"¡Sea la paz!"
Calmas las iras del negro mar,
las luchas del alma las haces cesar,
y así la barquilla do va
el Señor hundirse no puede en el mar traidor.
Doquier se cumple tu voluntad,

"¡Sea la paz! ¡Sea la paz!"
Tu voz resuena en la inmensidad,
"¡Sea la paz!"

2 Maestro, mi ser angustiado
te busca con ansiedad;
de mi alma en los antros profundos
se libra cruel tempestad.
Asalta el pecado a torrentes
sobre mi frágil ser.
¡Y perezco, perezco, Maestro!
¡Oh, quiéreme socorrer! [Estribillo]

3 Maestro, pasó la tormenta,
los vientos no rugen ya,
y sobre el cristal de las aguas
el sol resplandecerá.
Maestro, prolonga esta calma,
no me abandones más;
cruzaré los abismos contigo,
gozando bendita paz. [Estribillo]

Source: Santo, Santo, Santo: cantos para el pueblo de Dios = Holy, Holy, Holy: song for the people of God #124

Author: Mary Ann Baker

Baker, Mary A.. Miss Baker, who is a member of the Baptist denomination, and a resident in Chicago, Illinois, is an active worker in the temperance cause, and the author of various hymns and temperance songs.    Her most popular hymn:-— 1. Master, the tempest is raging, Peace, was written in 1874 at the request of Dr. H. R. Palmer, who desired of her several songs on the subjects of a series of Sunday School Lessons for that year. Its theme is "Christ stilling the tempest."   During the same year it was set to music by Dr. Palmer, and pub. in his Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874. It is found in other collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. Its home popularity was increased by its republi… Go to person page >

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    1. Master, the tempest is raging, Peace, was written in 1874 at the request of Dr. H. R. Palmer, who desired of her several songs on the subjects of a series of Sunday School Lessons for that year. Its theme is "Christ stilling the tempest." During the same year it was set to music by Dr. Palmer, and pub. in his Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874. It is found in other collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sac, S. and Solos, Lond., 1881. Its home popularity was increased by its republication and frequent use during the illness of Pres. Garfield. It was sung at several of the funeral services held in his honour throughout the States.

    - John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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African American Heritage Hymnal #221

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African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #462

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Hymns of Faith #419

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Hymns of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints #105

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One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism #293

Rejoice Hymns #543

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Sacred Selections for the Church #532

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Santo, Santo, Santo #124

Scripture Song Database #2286

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Small Church Music #487

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Soul-stirring Songs and Hymns (Rev. ed.) #136

The Christian Life Hymnal #424

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The Cyber Hymnal #4177

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The New National Baptist Hymnal (21st Century Edition) #56

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Total Praise #220

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Yes, Lord! #373

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