When Jesus whispers

Out on life's stormy ocean

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [Out on life's stormy ocean]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Out on life's stormy ocean
Wildly the waves may roll;
Loud is their fierce commotion,
But One can the pow'rs control.
Jesus whispers,
"Peace, be still!"
Jesus the wonderful King of the sea,
Can calm its rolling waves.
Loud the angry billows
Beat about my soul,
But they only drive me
Nearer to my goal.
What tho' the night be falling
Over the restless sea,
One never will forsake me,
He safely will pilot me.
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace;"
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace."
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace;"
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace."

2 Far from the peaceful harbor,
Doomed by the waves to die,
Courage! behold thy Savior
To rescue- now draweth nigh.
Peace be still, peace be still,
Peace be still, peace be still!
Jesus the wonderful King of the sea,
Can calm its rolling waves.
Raging waves obey Him,
Tempest gales have gone,
All is calm before Him,
Christ, the mighty One.
Safe from the storms of sorrow,
Entered the haven blest;
Peace for the troubled spirit,
And realms of eternal rest.
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace;"
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace."
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace;"
Tempest and storm must cease,
When Jesus whispers, "Peace."



Source: Tabernacle Hymns: Number Four: a choice collection of hymns and songs for every religious use #338

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Rv Haldor Lillenas DMus Norway/USA 1885-1959. Born at Stord, near Bergen, Norway, his father sold their 15 acre farm in Norway and emigrated to the U.S., buying a farm in Colton, SD. After he built a sod house, the family (wife and three chldren) also came to SD in 1887. They moved to Astoria, Oregon in 1889, where Lillenas learned English and began writing song lyrics at an early age. In 1900 the family moved again to Roseville, MN, where he worked as a farm laborer and began attending a Lutheran high school at Hawick, MN. He sold a few songs at age 19. At age 21 he began writing more songs, encouraged by some earlier ones becoming popular (“He set me free” was one). His mother died in 1906 and his father returned to ND, but Li… Go to person page >

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First Line: Out on life's stormy ocean
Title: When Jesus whispers
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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