1 Out on life's dark heaving ocean,
Winds and waves around us rave;
In the tempest's wild commotion,
Friend of sinners, shield and save!
Vain are all our weak endeavours
Thou our Guide and Helper be!
Star of hope! in danger cheer us;
Help can only come from Thee.
2 When the storms of fierce temptation
Wildly sweep across our way,
And the night of fear and sorrow
Quenches every starry ray,
Let Thy presence, great Redeemer,
Banish all our guilty fear;
And the joy of Thy salvation
Every fainting spirit cheer.
3 When the mists of doubt and passion
Hide the reefs and shoals from sight,
God of Love, protect and save us!
Be our Refuge and our Light;
Be our sure, unerring Pilot,
Guide us safely to the shore,
Where the waves of sin and sorrow
Beat upon the soul no more.
Born: March 30, 1828, Stradone, County Cavan, Ireland.
Died: Circa 1903, probably in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dewart arrived in Canada around 1834. Ordained a Methodist minister in 1855, he edited the Methodist newspaper, the Toronto Christian Guardian (1869-94), and earned a DD degree from Victoria University, Toronto, in 1879. His works include:
Selections from Canadian Poets (Montréal, Canada: John Lovell, 1864)
Songs of Life (Toronto, Canada: 1869)
Bible Under Higher Criticism
Broken Reeds, or, The Heresies of the Plymouth Brethren Shown to Be Contrary to Scripture & Reason… Go to person page >
Display Title: Out on life's dark heaving oceanFirst Line: Out on life's dark heaving oceanTune Title: BITHYNIAAuthor: Dr. E. H. Dewart, 1828-1903Date: 1917Subject: Doubt | ; Sea | Evening Hymn at; Star | Of Hope; Christ | Stilling the Tempest; The Christian Life | Aspiration and Prayer; Man | Of Sorrows; Temptation | ; Sailors' Hymns (See also under "Sea") |
Display Title: Out on life's dark heaving oceanFirst Line: Out on life's dark heaving oceanAuthor: E. H. DewartMeter: 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 7Date: 1884Subject: Special Occasions - For Sailors and Voyagers | Mariner's evening hymn
Display Title: Out on life's dark heaving oceanFirst Line: Out on life's dark heaving oceanTune Title: EBENEZERAuthor: Edward Hartley Dewart, 1828-1903Meter: 8 7 8 7 D.Date: 1918Subject: The Christian Life | Trust and Submission; The Christian Life | Penitence and Faith