Fierce Raged the Tempest (St. 'lred)
by John B. Dykes
Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep
Watch did Thine anxious servants keep
But Thou wast wrapped in guileless sleep
Calm and still
"Save, Lord, we perish," was their cry
"O save us in our agony!"
Thy word above the storm rose high
"Peace be still."
The wild winds hushed; the angry deep
Sank, like a little child, to sleep
The sullen billows ceased to leap
At Thy will
So, when our life is clouded o'er
And stormwinds drift us from the shore
Say, lest we sink to rise no more
"Peace, be still."
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