1 Fierce raged the tempest! On the deep
watch did your anxious servants keep;
but you were wrapped in guileless sleep
calm and still.

2 'Save, Lord, we perish' was their cry,
'O save us in our agony!'
Your word above the storm rose high,
'Peace, be still!'

3 The wild winds hushed, the angry deep
sank like a little child to sleep;
the sullen ocean ceased to leap,
at your will.

4 So, when our life's fierce tempests roar
and storm winds keep us from the shore,
say lest we sink to rise no more
'Peace, be still!'

Adapted by Michael Perry (Word and Music)(1942 - 1996) from Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep , Godfrey Thring (1823 - 1903)
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