Breezes from Land

When sailing over time's restless sea

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [When sailing over time's restless sea]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When sailing o’er time’s restless sea,
Beneath a clouded sky;
How sweet the whisper comes to me,
A Saviour ever nigh.
Breezes from the heav’nly land,
They sweep across the sea;
They waft the music on the strand,
The song of hope to me.

Chorus:
O, waiting souls, rejoice,
We’re near the holy strand,
List! ‘tis the Saviour’s voice,
The welcome breeze from land.

2 Loud raves the voice of angry gales,
But while the breakers foam,
A soft wind fans the spreading sails,
The pleasant breeze from home.
Breezes from the heav’nly land,
They sweep the billows o’er,
The voices of a loving band
Are wafted from the shore. [Chorus]

3 Then let the frowning clouds grow dark,
The tempest wildly rave;
A strong hand guides the laden bark
Across the stormy wave.
Breezes from the heav’nly land,
They murmur o’er the wave,
The welcome of an outstretched hand,
A heart that bled to save. [Chorus]


Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #78

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When sailing over time's restless sea
Title: Breezes from Land
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: O waiting souls rejoice

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