1. PEACE, doubting heart! my God’s I am
Who formed me man, forbids my fear
The Lord hath called me by my name
The Lord protects, for ever near
His blood for me did once atone
And still He loves and guards His own.
2. When passing through the watery deep
I ask in faith His promised aid
The waves an awful distance keep
And shrink from my devoted head
Fearless their violence I dare
They cannot harm, for God is there.
3. To Him mine eye of faith I turn
And through the fire pursue my way
The fire forgets its pow‘r to burn
The lament flames around me play
I own His pow’r, accept the sign
And shout to prove the Saviour mine.
4. Still nigh me, O my Saviour, stead
And guard in fierce temptation’s hour
Hide me in the hollow of Thy hand
Show forth in me Thy saving pow‘r
Still be Thy arms my sure defence
Nor earth nor hell shall pluck me thence.
5. Since Thou hast bid me come to Thee
Good as Thou art, and strong to save
I'll walk o’er life's tempestuous sea
Upborne by the unyielding wave
Dauntless, though rocks of pride be near
And yanwning whirl pools of despair.
6. When darkness intercepts the skies
And sorrow’s waves around me roll
When high the storms of passion rise
And half o‘er whelms my sinking soul
My soul a sudden calm shall feel
And hear a whisper-Peace, be still.
7. Though in affliction’s furnace tried
Unhurt on snares and death I'll tread
Though sin assail, and hell, thrown wide
Pour all its flames upon my head
Like Moses’ bush, I'll mount higher
And flourish unconsumed in fire. Amen