Scripture Verse

Come thou and all thy house into the ark. Genesis 7:1

Introduction

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Noah’s Ark
Andrei Ryabushkin
1861–1904

Words & Mu­sic: R. Kel­so Car­ter, in Glad Hal­le­lu­jahs, ed­it­ed by John R. Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Tho­mas T. Tasker, 1887), num­ber 18 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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R. Kelso Carter
1849–1928

Lyrics

When judg­ment thunders cloud the sky,
And storms are downward hurled,
The ark of God comes floating by
To save a drowning world.

Refrain

In the ark, in the ark, there is room for you and me,
And a refuge from the overwhelming flood.
’Tis the day of grace, Je­sus makes sal­va­tion free,
And there’s safety in the ark of God.

Upon the billows wide and dark,
By raging tempests tossed,
The Sav­ior throws His precious ark
Wide open for the lost.

Refrain

I’m lost without, I’m safe within,
To wait I can’t afford;
I enter, and there shuts me in
The love of Christ the Lord.

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The bow of promise spans the sea,
The rolling surges cease;
The heav’nly dove brings back to me
The olive branch of peace.

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