Jesus Asleep in My Barque

The sea will not always be stormy

Author: Frederick M. Lehman
Tune: [The sea will not always be stormy]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The sea will not always be stormy,
The tempest blow wildly and long;
The skies will not always be leaden;
The lightning play lurid and long;
I fear not the turbulent waters,
I fear not the night long and dark;
No hark can betide in the voyage,
With Jesus asleep in my barque.

Chorus:
Let wild winds blow, let waves dash high!
The lurid lightning flash, the night be long and dark!
I fear no harm thro’ wave or storm
With Jesus asleep in my barque.

2 The sun may not shine for a season,
The skies may be leaden and gray;
The storm king may shriek in his fury,
And smother my barque in the spray.
Yet I will not fear, I will trust Him;
Though sullen the waters and dark;
No harm can befall His beloved
With Jesus asleep in my barque! [Chorus]

3 The thunder may crash and the lightning
May luridly play in the sky;
The storm will not always be blowing;
The sea will be calm by and by
The lighthouse of home in the harbor
Still beckons to me thro’ the dark;
With courage I sail the wild waters
With Jesus asleep in my barque. [Chorus]

4 The smother of storm in the offing
Will lift in the late evening light;
The clouds and the tempest will vanish,
And follow the shadows of night.
The voyage at last will be ended,
The day will dispel all the dark;
Sail on, then, sail on, weary pilgrim,
With Jesus asleep in my barque! [Chorus]


Source: Devotion and Praise #53

Author: Frederick M. Lehman

Frederick Martin Lehman, 1868-1953 Born: August 7, 1868, Mecklenburg, Schwerin, Germany. Died: February 20, 1953, Pasadena, California. Buried: Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California. Lehman emigrated to America with his family at age four, settling in Iowa, where he lived most of childhood. He came to Christ at age 11, as he relates: One glad morning about eleven o’clock while walking up the country lane, skirted by a wild crab-apple grove on the right and an osage fence, with an old white-elm gate in a gap at the left, suddenly Heaven let a cornucopia of glory descend on the eleven-year old lad. The wild crab-apple grove assumed a heavenly glow and the osage fence an unearthly lustre. That old white-elm gate with… Go to person page >

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First Line: The sea will not always be stormy
Title: Jesus Asleep in My Barque
Author: Frederick M. Lehman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Let wild winds blow, let waves dash high
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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