Thursday, 18 August 2011

Jesus, Saviour, Pilot Me

Here is a beautiful Hymn by Edward Hooper (1818-1888) that tells of God's Sovereign care and guidance of His children. Be Blessed!

Ship tossed by the tempestuous waves, but guided by the
light breaking through the dark ominous clouds.

  1. Jesus, Saviour, pilot me
    Over life’s tempestuous sea;
    Unknown waves before me roll,
    Hiding rock and treacherous shoal.
    Chart and compass come from Thee;
    Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

    While th’Apostles’ fragile bark
    Struggled with the billows dark,
    On the stormy Galilee,
    Thou didst walk upon the sea;
    And when they beheld Thy form,
    Safe they glided through the storm.

    Though the sea be smooth and bright,
    Sparkling with the stars of night,
    And my ship’s path be ablaze
    With the light of halcyon days,
    Still I know my need of Thee;
    Jesus, Saviour, pilot me.

    When the darkling heavens frown,
    And the wrathful winds come down,
    And the fierce waves, tossed on high,
    Lash themselves against the sky,
    Jesus, Saviour, pilot me,
    Over life’s tempestuous sea.

    As a mother stills her child,
    Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
    Boisterous waves obey Thy will,
    When Thou sayest to them, “Be still!”
    Wondrous Sovereign of the sea,
    Jesus, Saviour, pilot me.

    When at last I near the shore,
    And the fearful breakers roar
    ’Twixt me and the peaceful rest,
    Then, while leaning on Thy breast,
    May I hear Thee say to me,
    “Fear not, I will pilot thee.”

    Edward Hooper, 1871

    Hear it, too, right here:

    God Bless,


Joy said...

Amen! This is a lovely hymn, Sarah. And WOW! I love the new template... it's really HISTORICAL! I love the calligraphy picture too.

Sarah said...

Thanks, Joy!
It is a lovely hymn.
Thanks, too, for your comments on my new blog template. I really liked it.

Maddy said...

These are special words, Sarah. May we seek Him today with that prayer, "Jesus, Saviour, pilot me". What a Friend we have in Jesus!

Like Joy, I love the new template! It certainly is authentically historical :), and very enjoyable to look through.



Sarah said...

Yes, Maddy. How much we need Him to 'pilot' us these days!

Thanks for your encouragement about my blog's new garb:). I just wanted a bit of a change and I found this on the internet. I liked it for it's historic look and its ancient illuminated pictures...and so here it is! Glad you and Joy like it:).


Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

Dear Sarah, :)
Greetings in Jesus' Name.
You truly have a lovely blog. Thank you for choosing to serve the Lord Jesus. I am blessed to know you.
The Lord is so Good, and I love Him so much.

I look forward to more posts. :)
With love, Carra

Carra - a bondservant of Jesus said...

oh and ps. :) I love the song too... it is one of my favorites! :) with love and prayers, your honored friend... thanks for the invitations to see your lovely blogs, Sarah. Love Carra

Sarah said...

Dear Carra,
Thank you for your encouragement.
Yes, this song has really blessed me lately. I was thinking about the events around the world and how stormy and treacherous life is and this song just spoke the prayer I had in my heart. Jesus, Saviour, pilot me. Amen.

I'm glad to have you on my blog, Carra.
Love and God bless,

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Beautiful words, pictures too and beautiful comments you have there above, dear Sarah, blessings Shaz.xx PS your dear mum and I are now frineds on Facebook - although must admit am not on there very often!!

Sarah said...

Dear Shaz,
Thanks for your encouragement. I really appreciate it. Yes, mum told me that you're now friends on Facebook! That is really wonderful:)

Love in Him,

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