Sufferer tossed in mental anguish

Sufferer tossed in mental anguish

Author: F. Bottome
Tune: [Sufferer, tossed in mental anguish]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Suff’rer, tossed in mental anguish,
Buffeted on life’s’ dark sea,
Oh, do not despairing languish,
Jesus walks the waves to thee;
Toil in rowing thro’ the midnight,
Ply thy stroke with firmer hand,
Not the billows’ dread commotion
Can his word of peace withstand.

Jesus walks the waves, my brother,
Ever o’er life’s stormy sea;
Haste to his almighty shelter,
Jesus walks the waves to thee.

2 Thro’ the darkness, thick with terror,
Let not fear distress thee sore,
What though evil spirits crowd thee,
Christ is nearer evermore;
Still afraid and wonder stricken,
Do thine eyes to fear incline?
Nay, what image wouldst thou liken
To that human form divine? [Refrain]

3 Seems it strange that stormy billows
At his presence should subside?
Stranger still that at his bidding
Loaves and fishes multiplied?
Nay, for shame, poor trembling weakness,
He is nearer than thy fears;
Stronger than thy doubts his meekness,
Only thy distress he hears. [Refrain]

Source: The Helper in Sacred Song: for Sunday-schools, churches, and devotional services #97

Author: F. Bottome

Bottome, F., S.T.D., was born in Derbyshire, England, May 26, 1823. In 1850, having removed to America, he entered the ministry of the Methodist Episcopalian Church; and in 1872 he received the degree of S.T.D. from Dickinson's College, Carlisle, Penn. In addition to assisting in the compilation of B. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, London, 1872: Centenary Singer, 1869; Hound Lake, 1872, he has written:— 1. Come, Holy Ghost, all sacred fire. Invocation of the Holy Spirit. Appeared in R. P. Smith's Gospel Hymns, 1872. It is in several collections, including the Ohio Hymn Book of the Evangelical Association, 1881, No. 364. 2. Full salvation, full salvation. Joy of full Salvation. Written in 1871, and published in a collection by D… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sufferer tossed in mental anguish
Author: F. Bottome
Refrain First Line: Jesus walks the waves, my brother