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The Port of Peace

We are on the ocean sailing, Tossed on life's tumultous waves

Author: H. G. Jackson
Tune: [We are on the ocean sailing] (Meyer)
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are on the ocean sailing,
Toss’d on life’s tumultuous waves,
Night and darkness all around us,
While the tempest fiercely raves.

Soon the storms will all be over,
All our dark forebodings cease;—
Home at last, we’ll soon cast anchor
Safe within the Port of Peace.

2 In the lurid sky above us,
Faith can see no beacon star,
But our Pilot will convey us
Safely o’er the harbor bar. [Refrain]

3 Thus the Twelve, midst angry billows,
Struggled long on Galilee,
Till the Savior, roused from slumber,
Spake and calmed the troubled sea. [Refrain]

4 Let the storm rage ne’er so wildly,
Be the harbor far or near,
If we only sail with Jesus,
We have never cause to fear. [Refrain]

Source: Honey Out of the Rock: a compilation of sacred songs and hymns for use in gospel meetings and other religious services #89

Author: H. G. Jackson

Born: January 1, 1838, Manchester, Indiana. Died: November 12, 1914. A Methodist minister, Jackson and his wife Alice spent many years as missionaries in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Upon their return to America, they lived in the River Forest/Oak Park area of Chicago, Illinois. --www.hymntime.com/tch Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are on the ocean sailing, Tossed on life's tumultous waves
Title: The Port of Peace
Author: H. G. Jackson
Refrain First Line: Soon the storms will all be over



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)
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Gospel Herald in Song #134

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Honey Out of the Rock #89

The Search Light #116

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