1. O troubled sea of Galilee,
When run thy billows high,
And through thy dreaded storms I see
That pain and death are nigh;
O when thy threatening clouds appear
And floods impending chill,
Through surge and tempest may I hear
A voice say, Peace, be still.
2. O storied sea of Galilee,
Through all the changing years,
Thy stress is type of storms to be
And sign of rising fears;
Thy tempests drive our hopes across
The floods of human ill;
The conquest o’er all pain and loss
Is in thy Peace, be still.
3. Thou vaster sea than Galilee,
Where may I look for peace?
What wondrous power commanding thee
Can cause thy winds to cease?
Praise God! that o’er all surging tides
There broods His sovereign will;
That in each inmost soul abides
His conquering Peace, be still.
Wilson, Rev. Lewis Gilbert. (Southboro, Massachusetts, February 19, 1858--April 24, 1928, Floral City, Florida). he studies at Dartmouth, Harvard, and Meadville Theological School, and in 1883 was ordained minister of the Unitarian church at Leicester, Mass. Later he served the Unitarian church at Hopedale, Mass., and from 1907-1915 was Secretary in the American Unitarian Association. While there he was a member of the committee which edited The New Hymn and Tune Book published in 1914 by the Association. This book included three of his hymns, beginning
1. O God, our dwelling place,
2. O troubled sea of Galilee,
3. The works, O Lord, our hands have wrought,
all three of which were written in 1912. The first was these is also includ… Go to person page >