Scripture Verse

The righteous hath hope in his death. Proverbs 14:32


Words: S. S. Cor­bey, in Songs of the Cross, ed­it­ed by Ed­mund S. Lo­renz (Day­ton, Ohio: Unit­ed Breth­ren Pub­lish­ing House, 1876), num­ber 38.

Music: J. Har­vy An­der­son (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Cor­bey’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or An­der­son, would you ?


Darkly the waters roll,
And pass with a sullen roar;
And they surge, and eddy, and awe the soul
That must pass to the other shore.


Waters roll, waters roll,
And pass with a sullen roar;
Waters roll, waters roll,
As we pass to the other shore.

Into the seething foam
The wearisome soul must go;
But, oh, what a wonderful change has come
That calmeth the waters so.


Jesus, the Savior, spoke
Unto the wild waves: Be still!
And the waves into harmless ripples broke,
Becalmed by the Master’s will.