3. A Little Ship Was on the Sea

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A little ship was on the sea,
 
It was a pretty sight;
 
It sailed along so pleasantly,
 
And all was calm and bright.
 
The sun was sinking in the west;
 
The shore was near at hand;
 
And those on board with hearts at rest
 
Thought soon to reach the land.
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When lo! a storm began to rise;
 
The wind grew loud and strong;
 
It blew the clouds across the skies;
 
It blew the waves along.
 
And all but One were sore afraid
 
Of sinking in the deep;
 
His head was on a pillow laid,
 
And He was fast asleep.
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"Master, we perish; Master, save!"
 
They cried; their Master heard:
 
He rose, rebuked the wind and wave,
 
And stilled them with a word.
 
He to the storm said, "Peace, be still!"
 
The raging billows cease;
 
The mighty winds obey His will,
 
And all are hushed in peace.
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They greatly wondered—so may we,
 
And ask as well as they—
 
Who could this glorious Person be
 
Whom winds and seas obey?
 
O well we know it was the Lord,
 
The Saviour and the Friend,
 
Whose care of those who trust His Word
 
Will never, never end.