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Master, the Tempest Is Raging
Words by Mary A. Baker
Music by H.R. Palmer

Mark 4:39
"And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea,
Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm."

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          Master, the tempest is raging!  The billows are tossing high!
          The sky is o'er shadowed with blackness, No shelter or help is nigh;
          Carest Thou not that we perish?  How canst Thou lie asleep,
          When each moment so madly is threatening, A grave in the angry deep?

            Chorus
            The winds and the waves shall obey My will,
            Peace (Peace, be still!), be still (Peace be still!)!
            Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
            Or demons, or men, or whatever it be,
            No water can swallow the ship where lies,
            The Master of ocean and earth and skies;
            They all shall sweetly obey My will;
            Peace be still!  Peace be still!
            They all shall sweetly obey My will, Peace, peace, be still!

          Master, with anguish of spirit I bow in my grief today;
          The depths of my sad heart are troubled; O waken and save, I pray!
          Torrents of sin and of anguish Sweep o'er my sinking soul!
          And I perish!  I perish, dear Master; O hasten, and take control!

            Chorus
            The winds and the waves shall obey My will,
            Peace (Peace, be still!), be still (Peace be still!)!
            Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
            Or demons, or men, or whatever it be,
            No water can swallow the ship where lies,
            The Master of ocean and earth and skies;
            They all shall sweetly obey My will;
            Peace be still!  Peace be still!
            They all shall sweetly obey My will, Peace, peace, be still!

          Master, the terror is over, The elements sweetly rest;
          Earth's sun in the calm lake is mirrored, And Heaven's with my breast.
          Linger, O blessed Redeemer, Leave me alone no more;
          And with joy I shall make the blest harbor, And rest on the blissful shore.

            Chorus
            The winds and the waves shall obey My will,
            Peace (Peace, be still!), be still (Peace be still!)!
            Whether the wrath of the storm tossed sea,
            Or demons, or men, or whatever it be,
            No water can swallow the ship where lies,
            The Master of ocean and earth and skies;
            They all shall sweetly obey My will;
            Peace be still!  Peace be still!
            They all shall sweetly obey My will, Peace, peace, be still!


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