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Though stormy gales sweep o'er life's sea

Though stormy gales sweep o'er life's sea

Author: Johnson Oatman
Tune: [Though stormy gales sweep o'er life's seas]
Published in 4 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Tho' stormy gales sweep o'er life's sea,
Tho' breakers all around may be,
Praise God, no harm can come to me,
I've reached the port of peace.

I've reached the port of peace,
Such great, abiding peace;
Tho' storms may sweep life's mighty deep,
I've reached the port of peace.

2 Of judgment long I stood in awe,
Its terrors only I foresaw,
But, since I've learned to love God's law,
I've reached the port of peace. [Chorus]

3 Now let the days be what they will,
I hear that whisper, "Peace, be still;"
Safe anchored here, I fear no ill,
I've reached the port of peace. [Chorus]

4 The world may smile, the world may frown,
May lift me up or cast me down;
I know my Bark, it cannot drown,
I've reached the port of peace. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #143

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Though stormy gales sweep o'er life's sea
Author: Johnson Oatman
Refrain First Line: I've reached the port of peace



The Cyber Hymnal #8206
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The Cyber Hymnal #8206

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