He silenced the storm and stilled its waves…and He guided them to their desired harbor.@Psalm 107:29–30
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856–1932)

John R. Clements, 1910. This song was suggested by the sinking of the steamer City of Rio de Janiero in heavy fog at the Golden Gate, San Francisco, California, February 22, 1901.

Charles H. Gabriel (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Clements (1868–1946)

Lost in sight of the harbor,
Not on the trackless deep;
Not where ocean is blackest,
Nor where the wild winds sweep.

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But lost in sight of the harbor;
Lost for the want of a hand;
Strong and certain and steadfast,
To pilot safe to the land.

Lost in sight of the harbor,
The days of sailing past,
In a few more brief moments,
The shore lines might be cast.

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Lost in sight of the harbor,
The shore bells ringing clear,
Their sweet chimes the last music
That many a soul shall hear.

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Lost in sight of the harbor,
Wrecked by the fogs of sin,
Some poor soul ship that’s sailing,
Can never enter in.

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Lost in sight of the harbor,
Lost, what a word of woe;
Choose the only sure Pilot,
Who all the way doth know.

Then safe you’ll rest in the harbor;
Safe by the skill of a hand,
Strong and certain and steadfast,
The Pilot to glory land.