Scripture Verse

It is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:27

Introduction

Words: James A. Sell, in Crown of Gold, ed­it­ed by Will­iam T. Giffe & Frank M. Da­vis (Lo­gans­port, In­di­a­na: Home Mu­sic Com­pa­ny, 1892).

Music: Rol­lin C. Ward, in The Seed Sow­er, by A. F. My­ers (To­le­do, Ohio: Will­ard W. Whit­ney, 1897), num­ber 105 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ward or Sell (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

My heart goes out to Galilee;
Along its shore I fain would be,
Upon its breast the sore distressed,
In mercy met the Savior blest.

Refrain

Dear Savior, come while on the sea,
And still the storm, speak peace to me;
Remove my fear and all my dread,
And say, ’Tis I, be not afraid!

E’en while the waves were running high,
To them He spake, Fear not, ’tis I!
So our frail bark is on the sea,
Where heavy waves clash wild and free.

Refrain

Blest Savior, come, say, Peace, be still;
And guide our bark to Zion’s hill;
Then in that land of peace and rest,
We’ll praise Thy name with all the blest.

Refrain