Out amid the waves of ocean

Out amid the waves of ocean

Author: Mary D. James
Published in 13 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Out amid the waves of ocean,
Raging oft in wild commotion,
Kept securely I am singing,
For to Christ my soul is clinging,
Safe when comes the tempest’s shock,
Resting on the solid Rock.

On the Rock, on the Rock,
Resting safely on the Rock;
On the Rock, the solid Rock,
Resting safely on the Rock.

2 What though darkness now surround me?
What though winds be howling round me,
Threatening me with desolation?
Christ the Rock is my salvation!
Calm amid the wildest shock,
On the everlasting Rock. [Refrain]

3 With my Saviour, what can harm me?
Satan’s hosts cannot alarm me!
Jesus’ mighty arms enclosing,
Sweetly is my soul reposing,
Sheltered from the fiercest shock,
By the ever-blessed Rock. [Refrain]

4 Praise the Rock of our salvation!
With increasing adoration,
Laud and bless His name for ever,
From whose love no force can sever!
Saved, we wait the final shock
On the string eternal Rock. [Refrain]

Source: The Sunday School Hymnal: with offices of devotion #198

Author: Mary D. James

Born: August 10, 1810, Trenton, New Jersey. Died: October 4, 1883, New York City. Buried: Mercer Cemetery, Trenton, New Jersey. When she was 13 years old, James began teaching Sunday school in the Methodist Episcopal church. She became a prominent figure in the Wesleyan Holiness movement, assisting Phoebe Palmer, and often leading meetings at Ocean Grove, New Jersey, and elsewhere. She wrote about 50 hymns, and articles by her appeared in the Guide to Holiness, the New York Christian Advocate, The Contributor, The Christian Witness, The Christian Woman, The Christian Standard, and the Ocean Grove Record. Her works include: The Soul Winner: A Sketch of Life and Fact and Incidents in the Life and Labors of Edmund J. Yard, 1883… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out amid the waves of ocean
Author: Mary D. James
Refrain First Line: On the Rock



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)

A Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Sunday School #d195

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs #91

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Gathered Jewels #38

Hymns of Worship and Service for Sunday Schools #d187

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Hymns of Worship and Service #170

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Joyful Greeting #27

Songs of Triumph [with Supplement] #a90

Songs of Triumph #90

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Standard Songs #101

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The Revival Wave #122

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The Sunday School Hymnal #198

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The Sunday School Hymnal #198

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Westminster Sabbath School Hymnal, a collection of hymns and tunes for use in sabbath-schools and social meetings #61

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