He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.@Psalm 107:29-30
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Johnson Oatman, Jr. (1856-1922)

Johnson Oatman, Jr., in Fairer Than Day, by George C. Hugg (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: George C. Hugg, 1902).

I. Newton Hugg (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tho’ stormy gales sweep o’er life’s seas,
Tho’ breakers all around may be,
Praise God, no harm can come to me,
I’ve reached the port of peace.

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I’ve reached the port of peace,
Such great abiding peace;
Tho’ storms may sweep life’s mighty deep,
I’ve reached the port of peace.

Of judgment long I stood in awe,
Its terrors only I foresaw,
But, since I’ve learned to love God’s law,
I’ve reached the port of peace.

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Now let the days be what they will,
I hear that whisper, Peace, be still;
Safe anchored here, I fear no ill,
I’ve reached the port of peace.

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The world may smile, the world may frown,
May lift me up or cast me down;
I know my bark, it cannot drown,
I’ve reached the port of peace.

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And when I reach the other side,
And on those placid waters glide,
I’ll find, just o’er life’s surging tide,
Eternal ports of peace.

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