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Published in “The Sarum Hymnal”, Aylward, 1869. The tune also appears as “Gennesareth” or “Succour”.

1 When through the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming,
When o’er the dark wave the red lightning is gleaming,
  Nor hope lends a ray the poor seaman to cherish,
We fly to our Maker: —‘Save, Lord, or we perish.’

2 O Jesus, once tossed on the breast of the billow,
Aroused by the cry of despair from Thy pillow,
    Now seated in glory, the mariner cherish,
Who cries in his danger, ‘Save, Lord, or we perish.’

3 And, O! when the whirlwind of passion is raging,
When sin in our hearts its wild warfare is waging,   
    Arise in Thy grace, Thy redeemèd to cherish;        Rebuke the destroyer:- ‘Save, Lord, or we perish.’
Amen.

Reginald Heber, 1827.

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