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The Pilot of Galilee

Out on life's ocean with perils ever nigh

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Out on life's ocean with perils ever nigh]
Published in 12 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Out on life’s ocean with perils ever nigh,
I have a pilot on whom I can rely;
With Him to guide me, life’s storms I can defy,
’Tis Christ of Galilee.

He is my pilot on life’s stormy sea,
This wondrous man of Galilee;
I’m safe in His keeping,
Tho’ storms are round me sweeping,
This pilot of Galilee.

2. Wondrous His power and matchless is His skill,
Billows and tempests obey His sov’reign will.
Hushed into silence at His blest Peace, be still,
This man of Galilee. [Refrain]

3. Fierce was the tempest once raging in my soul,
When of my bark He, my pilot, took control.
With voice commanding above the thunder’s roll,
This man of Galilee. [Refrain]

4. Hear it, ye storm-tossed, upon the sea of sin,
Why will ye not take the heav’nly pilot in?
Safely He’ll guide you the haven blest to win,
This man of Galilee. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5597

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out on life's ocean with perils ever nigh
Title: The Pilot of Galilee
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is my Pilot on life's stormy sea
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5597
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The Cyber Hymnal #5597

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