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The lookout answers, All is well

The night is dark, the waves run high

Author: Ralph Atkinson
Tune: [The night is dark, the waves run high]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The night is dark, the waves run high,
Nor moon or stars in yonder sky;
What cheer above the stormy swell?
The lookout’s answer, “All is well.”

Refrain:
“All is well!” “All is well!”
What cheer to know that “all is well!”
“All is well!” “All is well!”
The lookout answers “All is well.”

2 I sleep upon the billows crest,
Like John upon the Master’s breast;
For He my ev’ry fear doth quell
With His good message, “All is well.” [Refrain]

3 By grief and sin thy soul oppressed,
And all around thee in unrest,
How blest to hear the lookout’s bell,
And Jesus calling “All is well.” [Refrain]

4 No sleep e’er dims our pilot’s eyes,
He’s e’er attentive to our cries;
He’ll save us from a sinner’s hell,
And cheer our hearts with “All is well.” [Refrain]

5 Rest peacefully upon the deep,
For Jesus evermore will keep;
The word pass on, to others tell,
The Lookout’s answer, “All is well.” [Refrain]

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #50

Author: Ralph Atkinson

Early 20th Century  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The night is dark, the waves run high
Title: The lookout answers, All is well
Author: Ralph Atkinson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: All is well
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #9258
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #9258

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
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