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'Tis sweet to rest my faith on thee

When tossed on life's tempestuous tide

Author: R. G. Staples
Tune: [When tossed on life's tempestuous tide]
Published in 3 hymnals

Representative Text

1 When toss'd on life's tempestuous tide,
'Midst dang'rous shoals on ev'ry side,
'Tis sweet to calmly rest on thee,
Thou lamb of God! who died for me.

Oh, Lamb of God! Oh, Lamb of God!
Slain for my sins on Calvary,
'Tis sweet to rest my faith on thee,
Since thou hast done so much for me.

2 Amid the winds the tempests rage,
May thoughts of thee my soul engage,
No other hand can guide my feet,
No other name is half so sweet. [Refrain]

3 And when I hear the further shore,
When earthly trials all are o'er,
May I with heaven's blood-wash'd band,
Around the throne in glory stand. [Refrain]

Source: Joyful Songs; a choice collection of new Sunday School music #74

Author: R. G. Staples

Robert Griffin Staples. He was born Robert Griffin on January 24, 1833 in Washington DC. Both of his parents died in a carriage accident when he was an infant; he was then adopted by his mother's sister, Mary Ann King, and her husband, Samuel Johnson Staples and he was given the name Robert Griffin Staples. He was a captain in the Union Army during the Civil War and after the war was promoted to Major. He then worked as chief clerk in the Portsmouth United States Navy Yard. Religion was an important part of his life, as well as music. He died June 20, 1891 in Portsmouth, VA. Dianne Shapiro, from Jean Brickey (great-granddaughter) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When tossed on life's tempestuous tide
Title: 'Tis sweet to rest my faith on thee
Author: R. G. Staples
Refrain First Line: O Lamb of God
Copyright: Public Domain



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