Wildly about me the tempests may sweep

Wildly about me the tempests may sweep

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Wildly about me the tempests may sweep]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Wildly about me the tempests may sweep,
Billows may toss my frail barque on the deep;
Still, it is God holds the seas in His hand,—
Storms all will cease at His blessed command.

Refrain:
“Peace, peace be still.”
“Peace, peace, be still.”
All storms will cease when He says
“Peace, be still.”

2 Dark fall the shadows on life’s troubled main;
Sometimes the heart suffers doubtings and pain,—
Still, God is near me and hears when I pray,
Billows abate when they hear Him but say: [Refrain]

3 Some happy day I shall anchor and rest
In yonder port where no billows molest,
Where never storm-cloud shall darkness the sky,
Glory to God, that fair morning is nigh. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #69

Author: William C. Martin

William C. Martin (1864-1914) Born: De­cem­ber 25, 1864, Hights­town, New Jer­sey. Died: Au­gust 30, 1914, Ri­al­to, Flor­i­da. Buried: Fort My­ers, Flor­i­da. Martin was pas­tor of the Grace Bap­tist Church (for­mer­ly Cra­mer’s Hill), Cam­den, New Jer­sey (1891-4); No­ank Bap­tist Church, Noank, Con­nec­ti­cut (1894-1900); Grace Bap­tist Church, Som­er­ville, Mass­a­chu­setts (near Bos­ton; at the time of his ar­rival there it was noted he was from “Bluff­ton, In­di­a­na”); and the First Bap­tist Church in Ft. My­ers, Flor­i­da, from 1912 un­til his death. Music: MELMORE http://www.hymntime.com/tch/bio/m/a/r/t/martin_wc.htm  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Wildly about me the tempests may sweep
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: Peace, peace, be still
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