Sunday, February 8, 2009

Master, The Tempest Is Raging

Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o'ershadowed with blackness
No shelter or help is nigh.
Carest Thou not that we perish?
How canst Thou lie asleep
When each moment so madly is threatening
A grave in the angry deep?
Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today
The depths of my sad heart are troubled
Oh, waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o'er my sinking soul
And I perish! I perish! dear Master
Oh, hasten, and take control.
Master, the terror is over
The elements sweetly rest
Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored
And heaven's within my breast
Linger, O blessed Redeemer!
Leave me alone no more
And with joy I shall make the blest harbor
And rest on the blissful shore.
The wind and the waves shall obey Thy will,
Peace be still!
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea
Or demons or men or whatever it be
No waters can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and sea and skies
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, be still! Peace, be still!
They all shall sweetly obey Thy will,
Peace, peace, be still!


Song: 'Master, The Tempest Is Raging'
Words and music by Mary A. Baker

12 comments:

  1. Adrienne, I had not heard this before. It is magnificent. I could feel the stress moving out of my shoulders as I read the words.

    And, your pictures are awesome.

    Hopes of peace to you and your family.

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  2. Adrienne this is beautiful. The music is wonderful!

    Thanks!

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  3. Beautiful pictures from your trip to the coast! Looks like you had great weather~

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  4. Oh, Adrienne, that is wonderful! I think so many of us need it right now. Thank you so much for posting it.

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  5. Beautiful gospel song, Adrianne... we sing it at our church sometimes... Even the wind and the waves and the storms obey HIM. Be not afraid. Do not doubt...

    Love and blessings

    cielo

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  6. Hi, Dear Adrienne. I love that old hymn! I haven't thought about it in years so I thank you for bringing it back to me. Those are such beautiful pictures of the waves of the sea!
    Hope you've had a beautiful Sunday.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

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  7. beautiful song...and such perfect pictures to emphasize the words
    thank you for this beautiful post...

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  8. That is beautiful....So sorry to hear about the loss of your son in law...My heart goes out to you and your family.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  9. What a lovely blog you have. I really enjoy the music and particularly liked the ocean pictures accompanied by the words of the wonderful hymn. I really miss living near the ocean! Thanks for sharing yourself with us.

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  10. I ws looking for the song "Master the tempest is raging"...then i found your website. I am enjoying the beautiful songs! COngratulations for our website, it is so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your nice and creative work!
    clara
    claraleitec@hotmail.com

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  11. Great pictures! And thanks for posting Mary Baker's dramatic hymn. Today is the 79th anniversary of her death. If you'd like to know a bit more about how she came to write the song, I invite you to check out my hymn blog, Wordwise Hymns. God bless.

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