Scripture Verse

He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed…and He guided them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:29–30


George Burgess

Words: George Bur­gess, in Psalms and Hymns, Gen­er­al As­so­ci­a­tion of Con­nec­ti­cut (New Ha­ven, Con­nec­ti­cut: Dur­rie & Peck, 1845), num­ber 634. Pray­er for mar­in­ers.

Music: Brookfield Tho­mas B. South­gate, 1855 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tune:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of South­gate (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?


While o’er the deep Thy servants sail,
Send Thou, O Lord, the prosperous gale;
And on their hearts, where’er they go,
O let Thy Spirit’s wind but blow.

If on the morning’s wings they fly,
They will not pass beyond Thine eye;
The wanderer’s prayer Thou bend’st to hear,
And faith exults to know Thee near.

When tempests rock the groaning bark,
O hide them safe in Jesus’ ark;
When in the tempting port they ride,
O keep them safe at Jesus’ side.

If life’s wide ocean smile or roar,
Still guide them to the heav’nly shore;
And grant their dust in Christ may sleep,
Abroad, at home, or in the deep.