As we were reading this evening (Friday), we read this hymn – Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me. I was not familiar with it so after we finished our reading, I headed to the good ol’ search engine and typed in the first line. What I found was a lovely hymn that had some really nice lyrics and a pleasant, easy to sing melody line.
Who knew that we would find a new hymn while reading? In the book, a storm is surrounding the family and they are struggling to keep their peace while waiting to be safely removed from the coming danger. This was a perfect setting for this hymn and we see it bringing peace to the family.
If you are in a tempestuous sea, perhaps this will resonate with you.
“Jesus, Savior, pilot me.”
Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me
lyrics: Edward Hopper (1871)
music: John E. Gould (1871)
1 Jesus, Savior, pilot me,
Over life’s tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll,
Hiding rock and treach’rous shoal;
Chart and compass come from Thee:
Jesus, Savior, pilot me!
2 As a mother stills her child,
Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boist’rous waves obey Thy will
When Thou say’st to them, “Be still!”
Wondrous Sov’reign of the sea,
Jesus, Saviour, pilot me!
3 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!”