Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me   1 comment


Above:  Christ Stilling the Tempest, 1867

Image Engraved by Samuel Sartain (1830-1906)

James Hamilton (1819-1878), Artist

Image Source = Library of Congress


Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-pga-03265

Hymn Source = The Church Hymnary (1927), Presbyterian

Words (1871) by the Reverend Edward Hopper (1818-1888), pastor of the Presbyterian Church of the Land and the Sea, New York, New York, where he ministered to many sailors


1.  Jesus, Saviour, pilot me

Over life’s tempestuous sea;

Unknown waves before me roll,

Hiding rock and treacherous shoal;

Chart and compass come from Thee:

Jesus, Saviour, pilot me.

2.  As a mother stills her child,

Thou canst hush the ocean wild;

Boisterous waves obey Thy will,

When Thou say’st to them, “Be still!”

Wondrous Sovereign of the sea,

Jesus, Saviour, pilot me.

3.  When at last I near the shore,

And the fearful breakers roar

‘Twixt me and the peaceful rest,

Then, while leaning on Thy breast,

May I hear Thee say to me,

“Fear not, I will pilot thee.”

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  1. Pingback: Feast of Edward Hopper (February 29) | SUNDRY THOUGHTS

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