1. Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’eer-shadowed 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?
“The winds and the waves shall obey My will,
Peace, be still”
Whether the wrath of the storm-tossed sea,
Or demons, or men, or whatever it be,
No water can swallow the ship where lies
The Master of ocean and earth and skies;
They all shall sweetly obey My will;
Peace be still! Peace, be still!
They all shall sweetly obey My will:
Peace, peace, be still!
2. Master, with anguish of spirit
I bow in my grief today;
The depths of my sad heart are troubled;
O waken and save, I pray!
Torrents of sin and of anguish
Sweep o’er my sinking soul!
And I perish! I perish, dear Master;
O hasten, and take control!
3. 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 harbour,
And rest on the blissful shore.