Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me



  1. 1. Jesus, Savior, pilot me

    Over life’s tempestuous sea;

    Unknown waves before me roll,

    Hiding rock and treach’rous shoal.

    Chart and compass came from thee;

    Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

  2. 2. As a mother stills her child,

    Thou canst hush the ocean wild;

    Boist’rous waves obey thy will

    When thou say’st to them, “Be still!”

    Wondrous Sov’reign of the sea,

    Jesus, Savior, pilot me.

  3. 3. 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.”

Text: Edward Hopper, 1818–1888

Music: John Edgar Gould, 1822–1875