Scripture Verse

It is I; be not afraid. Mark 6:50


Robert G. Staples (1833–1891)

Words: D. W. Crom­well, in Gos­pel Ech­oes, ed­it­ed by Ro­bert Sta­ples (Os­ka­loo­sa, Iowa: Cen­tral Book Con­cern, 1877), num­ber 100.

Music: Brow­ard, Ro­bert G. Sta­ples (🔊 pdf nwc).

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


On life’s voy­age we are sail­ing,
And our Sav­ior on the sea
Comes to guide the ev­er fail­ing,
Saying, Child­ren, trust in Me.
Resting on His love and mer­cy,
Through all storms the way we tread,
Sinking when the wa­ters hide Him,
Safe while by His hand we’re led.

Walk with Him in nights of dan­ger,
Faith will lead us safe­ly through;
On the sea as in the man­ger,
Light will come if we are true.
Through these storms of light and sha­dow
In the ship of Christ we roam,
Knowing fair­er winds will bring us
Shortly to our Fa­ther’s home.

Christ Walks on Water
Ivan Aivazovsky, 1888