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Master The Tempest Is Raging Hymn Story and Lyrics

Master The Tempest Is Raging History

The words of this hymn, Master The Tempest Is Raging, were written by Mary Ann Baker and they were set to music by Dr. H R Palmer in 1874. The song was published in Dr. Palmer's Songs of Love For The Bible School.

The inspiration for this song is the story of Jesus and the disciples crossing the Sea of Galilee when they encountered a big storm and their boat was at risk of capsizing. 

As the Bible reports Jesus was fast asleep while his disciples were fighting the storm and fearing for their lives. They soon realized that the savior was with them in the boat and woke him up. They complained to him saying, "Master, carest thou not that we perish."

Horatio Palmer
Christ stood in the midst of the storm and rebuked the wind saying, "Peace, be still" and the storm stopped.

Master The Tempest Is Raging Lyrics


Master, the tempest is raging!
The billows are tossing high!
The sky is o’ershadowed 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?

Refrain

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

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

Refrain

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

Refrain

For more lyrics and stories to other old hymns click here.

Master The Tempest Is Raging Video

In the video below Jessy Dixon sings this song at one of the Gaither Homecoming events.


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