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The lookout answers, All is well

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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.”

“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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