171. He Bids Us Come; His Voice We Know

8,8,6.
by Wesley
1
He bids us come; His voice we know,
 
And boldly on the waters go
 
To Him, our God and Lord;
 
We walk on life's tempestuous sea,
 
For He who died to set us free
 
Hath called us with His word.
Matthew 14:22-23,29; John 10:4; Matthew 11:28; Mark 1:17
2
Secure, on boisterous waves we tread,
 
Nor all the billows round us dread,
 
While on the Lord we look;
 
The tempter drives his vortex round,
 
We pass it as on solid ground;
 
The wave is firm as rock.
Isaiah 45:22
3
But if from Him we turn the eye,
 
We see the raging floods run high,
 
Our hearts are full of fear;
 
Our foes so strong, our flesh so frail,
 
Reason and unbelief prevail,
 
Forgetting He is near.
Isaiah 35:4; Acts 27:23-24
4
Lord! we our unbelief confess,
 
Do Thou our little faith increase,
 
That we may fail no more,
 
But fix on Thee a steady eye,
 
And on Thine outstretched arm rely,
 
Till all the storm is o'er.
Mark 9:24; Luke 17:5; Psalm 25:15; Psalm 112:7; Deuteronomy 26:8; Psalm 107:23-30