"The Lord Slept Peacefully at Sea"
Tune: Tallis' Canon
(“All Praise to Thee, My God, This Night”
Hymn # 484 from Lutheran Worship)
Based on Mark 4:35-41
The Lord Slept Peacefully at Sea,
When his disciples made the plea,
“O, Teacher, can’t you see, we’ll drown?”
As wind and wave crashed o’er the bow.
Then Jesus rose and spoke his will,
To wind and wave, “Be Quiet! Still!”
His fearful foll’wers stood amazed,
As Jesus asked, “Have you no faith?”
O Lord, when swamped by sin and death,
We call on you with anxious breath,
And bid you waken to our prayer,
Calm us by your true presence there.
All praise to him who calms the storms,
Who loves, forgives, renews, reforms,
Who slumbered once in death’s cold sleep,
But rose to quicken us, indeed.
© Thomas E. Chryst, 2006.