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

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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.

Refrain:
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 >

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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

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