Jesus Savior Pilot Me
Text by Edward Hopper (1818-1888)
Original Music by
John Edgar Gould (1822-1875)
by Lisa Powell
Piano by Lisa Powell
Photo: Beach near San Diego, California, by Ed Powell
Jesus Savior pilot me Over life's tempestuous sea;
Unknown waves before me roll, Hiding rock and treacherous shoal,
Chart and compass came from thee: Jesus, Savior pilot me.
As a mother stills her child, Thou canst hush the ocean wild;
Boisterous waves obey thy will When thou sayest to them "be still!"
Wondrous Sovereign of the sea, Jesus, Savior pilot me.
When at last I near the shore, And the fearful breakers roar
'Twixt me and the peaceful rest, Then while leaning on thy breast,
May I hear thee say to me, "Fear not: I will pilot thee."