Scripture Verse

He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39


Words & Mu­sic: N. J. Chid­es­ter, in the Song-Land Mess­en­ger No. 2, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Geor­gia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1898), num­ber 140 (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Chid­es­ter’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


With song and rejoicing we journey along,
Bound for the evergreen shore,
Where saints of all nations in one endless song
Sing praises to God evermore.


Then let this wild life-tempest roar,
Christ Jesus is guiding us o’er;
With our trials all past we will anchor at last,
Safe on the evergreen shore.

We’re joyfully sailing o’er life’s ocean wide,
Bound for the evergreen shore,
For Jesus will welcome us home to His side,
Where sorrow and sighing are o’er.


The trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall arise,
Bound for the evergreen shore,
For Jesus, the Risen, the One Sacrifice,
Has saved us from sin evermore.