The Ocean of Life

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1 We are out upon an ocean,
We are far, far out from land,
And the billows' angry motion
Beat and drive us from the strand;
But our hope is in our Captain,
He the bark will steer aright;
So we'll journey on and trust him
Till we reach the "beacon light."

Oh, we'll trust him, trust him ever,
And we'll toil without a frown,
For his love will fail us never,
He'll reward us with a crown.

2 Fierce and wild the waves are dashing,
As the storm-king passes by,
And the lurid lightning's flashing
Brightly lumes the western sky;
But our hearts are calm and peaceful,
Tho' our eyes are dimmed with tears,
Since in ev'ry time of trouble
Jesus doth dispel our fears. [Chorus]

3 So by faith we'll travel ever,
Battling with the tempest wild,
Heed his word and falter never,
For he'll guide and guard his child;
Oh, how sweet the music, falling
From our Father's glory throne,
As we hear him gently calling,
Weary one, come home, come home. [Chorus]

Author: D. B. Towner

Towner, Daniel B. (Rome, Pennsylvania, 1850--1919). Attended grade school in Rome, Penn. when P.P. Bliss was teacher. Later majored in music, joined D.L. Moody, and in 1893 became head of the music department at Moody Bible Institute. Author of more than 2,000 songs. --Paul Milburn, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: We are out upon an ocean
Title: The Ocean of Life
Author: D. B. Towner
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O we'll trust him, trust him ever
Publication Date: 1883
Notes: "Trusting in the Lord."—Psalm 112: 7.
Copyright: Public domain.


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