Sweet and Low

Sweet and low, sweet and low, Jesus, my Lord

Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Tune: [Sweet and low, sweet and low] (Barnby)
Published in 5 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Sweet and low, sweet and low,
Jesus, my Lord, is calling;
Softly flow, sweet and low,
Gently his accents falling;
Calming the wild surging waters of strife,
Breathing a deep, holy rest in my life.

Harken, the Master speaketh;
“Storms obey my will,
Love thy heart shall fill;
Peace, be still!”

2 Strong and true, strong and true,
Safe in his bosom holding,
Jesus keeps, never sleeps,
Sweetly my soul enfolding;
Tenderly shielding when fierce tempests roar,
Bearing me calmly and safely to shore. [Refrain]

3 Swift as light, swift as light,
Angels are downward sweeping;
Cloth’d in white, pure and bright,
Love’s faithful vigils keeping;
Guarding my path with the staff and the rod,
Feeding my soul on the word of my God. [Refrain]

4 Day by day, day by day,
Sweetly I learn the story,
Mercy free, Christ in me,
This is the hope of glory;
Love is perfected, my fears backward roll,
Peace like a river flows over my soul. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.3 #133

Author: Russell Kelso Carter

Russel Kelso Carter was a professor in the Pennsylvania Military College of Chester. While there he was licensed to preach by the Methodist Episcopal Church. He became very active in leading camp meetings and revivals. After failing health forced him to abandon this work, he studied and became a medical doctor as well as a writer. He wrote novels as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sweet and low, sweet and low, Jesus, my Lord
Title: Sweet and Low
Author: Russell Kelso Carter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Harken, the Master speaketh
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Chautauqua Hymns & Songs #d73

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Hymns of the Christian Life #84

The Christian Witness Songs #d109

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Triumphant Songs No.3 #133

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Triumphant Songs Nos. 3 and 4 Combined #133

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