He arose and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still…the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.@Mark 4:39
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Peter P. Bilhorn (1865–1936)

Charles G. Beede, in The Century Gospel Songs, edited by Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Bil­horn Brothers, 1901), number 74.

Pe­ter P. Bil­horn (🔊 pdf nwc).

Tho’ torn and tossed by wind and wave,
O Helmsman, on Thy love I lean;
Tho’ under me a yawning grave—
I know Thy mercies stand between.

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I’ll trust in Thee; I’ll watch and pray;
When doubts assail me, Thou wilt say—
Peace, peace, peace, be still!
Peace, peace, be still!

Tho’ lulled on siren seas to sleep,
In dreams I see Thy shadowy form,
For love is cradled in the deep,
And bosomed on the sweeping storm.

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Tho’ all the pow’rs of darkness hurled,
Burst round my head, I know Thy might,
And look beyond time’s changing world,
And see Thy haven thro’ the night.

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And so my soul sails on its way;
Both storm and calm Thy love fulfill;
I hear Thy voice and I obey,
And cry unto my soul, Be still!

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