When tossing on the billows

When tossing on the billows

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: LIGHT BEYOND
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 When tossing on the billows
Of life’s tempestuous deep;
When wild and restless waters
Forbid our eyes to sleep;
By Him whoever liveth
To rescue and to save
These blessed words so precious
Are wafted o’er the wave.

Refrain:
There’s light beyond the river,
There’s light beyond the sea,
O fainting soul, take courage,
Behold, it shines for thee.

2 When days are dark and lonely,
And all our comforts fail,
When wind and storm and tempest
Have rent our shattered sail,
These words again repeated
Our drooping spirits cheer,
And in their low, soft murmur
We lose each thought of fear. [Refrain]

3 When hopes that seem to promise
A future, calm and bright,
Are fading, like the sunshine,
Whose beams are veiled in night;
We hear, amid the darkness,
Tho’ not a star is see;
There’s light beyond the river,
Unclouded and serene. [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #471

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

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First Line: When tossing on the billows
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: There's light beyond the river

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