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I know who pilots me

When angry waves about me roll

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [When angry waves about me roll]
Published in 7 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When angry waves about me roll,
And hide my path across life’s sea,
No fear alarms my trusting soul,
For well I know who pilots me.

Yes, well I know who pilots me,
Across life’s ever-troubled sea;
The winds may rave and waves may swell,
While Jesus pilots, all is well.

2 Day after day, tho’ tossed about,
And often dang’rous rocks I see,
There comes to me no fear nor doubt,
For well I know who pilots me. [Refrain]

3 Tho’ each new day brings trials sore,
Tho’ rougher still the ocean be,
I know that I shall reach the shore,
For well I know who pilots me. [Refrain]

4 My Saviour’s love still guides me on,
My only chart and compass he;
I’ll trust him till the journey’s done,
For well I know who pilots me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs for All #46

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When angry waves about me roll
Title: I know who pilots me
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Yes, well I know who pilots me



The Cyber Hymnal #11262
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The Cyber Hymnal #11262

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