‘Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me’

Listen to this beautiful hymn adaptation recorded by Bifrost Arts on their 2009 album Come, O Spirit!. The words were written by Edward Hopper in 1871, and the new tune was written by Joseph Pensak and Isaac Wardell for this album, arranged by Isaac Wardell and John Totten. The vocalist is Laura Gibson.

Jesus, Savior, 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, Savior, 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, Savior, pilot me,
Over life’s tempestuous sea.

Jesus calms the storm

Kees de Kort, “He Calms the Storm,” 1993. (The Netherlands)

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, Savior, 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.”

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1 Response to ‘Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me’

  1. You forgot to credit the maker of the animation!
    The video was made in April 2011 by Matthew James Kay [www.matthewjameskay.com].
    Thanks for sharing it for me :]

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