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.

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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