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It Is I

When the storm in its fury on Galilee fell And lifted its waters high (Baltzell)

Author: I. Baltzell
Published in 27 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the storm in its fury
On Galilee fell,
And lifted its waters on high,
And the faithless disciples
Were bound in the spell,
Jesus whispered, "Fear not, it is I."

"It is I, it is I";
Fear not, trembling one, "It is I."
In the midst of the storm,
In the midst of the gloom,
Fear not, trembling one, "It is I."

2 The storm could not bury
That word in the wave,
’Twas taught thro’ the tempest to fly;
It shall reach His disciples
In every clime,
Saying, "Be not afraid, it is I." [Refrain]

3 When the spirit is broken
With sorrow and care,
And comfort is ready to die,
Then the darkness shall pass,
And the sunshine appear,
By the life giving word, "It is I." [Refrain]

4 When death is at hand,
And the cottage of clay
Is left with a tremulous sigh,
The gracious Redeemer
Will light all the way,
With the soul cheering word, "It is I." [Refrain]

5 When the river is passed,
And the glories unknown
Burst forth on the wondering eye,
He will welcome, encourage,
And comfort His own,
Saying, "Be not afraid, it is I." [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12746

Author: I. Baltzell

Baltzell, Isaiah. (near Frederick, Maryland, November 26, 1832--January 16, 1893, Frederick). He was educated in the common schools, and at New Windsor Academy, Carroll County, Maryland. In 1859 he married Cecilia Caroline James at Mountain Jackson, Virginia. Originally a Lutheran, he joined the United Brethren Church in 1847, was licensed to preach by the Virginia Conference in 1854, and ordained in 1856. In 1862 he joined the Pennsylvania Conference. He was presiding elder from 1875 to 1880, and from 1883 to 1889. He was a delegate to three General Conferences, and was a trustee of Otterbein University. In 1873 he was appointed by the General Conference a member of the committee to superintend the publication of Hymns for the Sanctuary. H… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When the storm in its fury on Galilee fell And lifted its waters high (Baltzell)
Title: It Is I
Author: I. Baltzell
Language: English
Refrain First Line: It is I, be not afraid
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12746
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The Cyber Hymnal #12746

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