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]
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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.

“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 >

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


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The Gospel Chorus #69

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