Scripture Verse

The ship was…in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves…Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea…when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear…Jesus spoke to them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. Matthew 14:24–27

Introduction

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James H. Fillmore, Sr.
(1849–1936)

Words: Pe­ter Vo­gel, in The Chil­dren’s Hal­le­lu­jah, ed­it­ed by James. H. Ro­se­crans & James Fill­more (Cin­cin­na­ti, Ohio: Fill­more Bro­thers, 1886), page 53.

Music: Mai­du­gu­ri James H. Fill­more, Sr., 1886 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

When the waves in terror rolled,
All in helpless graves t’enfold,
Then the Lord of Life drew nigh,
Saying calmly, It is I;
It is I, be not afraid,
I whose might creation made.

When the world in hatred strong,
Rages on thee oft and long,
Let the Lord of Life draw nigh,
Speaking calmly, It is I;
It is I, be not afraid,
I who render timely aid.

When our natures, prone to sin,
Roll in passions fierce within,
Lord of Life, do Thou draw nigh,
Speak the solace—It is I;
It is I, be not afraid,
I who help you when dismayed.