HYMN 857

8.8.8 D

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

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