Shelter near the cross

When the tempest gathers round me And the sea is dashed to foam

Author: Ina M. Schaeffer
Tune: [When the tempest gathers round me] (Leslie)
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When the tempest gathers round me,
And the sea is dashed to foam,
When the lightnings flash above me,
And the thunder shakes the dome:
’Mid the fierce and wild commotion,
While the raging billows toss,
Comes to me a gentle whisper:
"There is shelter near the cross."

2 When the waves are madly dashing,
And the darkness veils the skies,
When in wild despair and anguish,
Burning teardrops blind my eyes:
From afar, beyond the ocean,
Tho’ the billows wildly toss,
Comes to me in sweetest accents,
"There is shelter near the cross."

3 As the morning light approaches,
Slowly disappears the night,
Bright across the foaming billows,
Gleams the steadfast beacon light;
Soon I’ll reach the crystal harbor,
Purified from sin and dross,
Where my soul shall rest forever,
In the shelter near the cross.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12274

Author: Ina M. Schaeffer

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First Line: When the tempest gathers round me And the sea is dashed to foam
Title: Shelter near the cross
Author: Ina M. Schaeffer
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #12274
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