The Olney Hymns

The words of John Newton & William Cowper with a fresh and new musical style

Temptation

 

The billows swell the winds are high, clouds overcast my wintry sky

Out of the depths to you I call

My fears are great, my strength is small

My fears are great, my strength is small

 

O Lord, the captains part perform and guide and guard me through the storm

Defend me from each threatening ill

Command the waves, say peace be still

Command the waves, say peace be still

           

Amidst the roaring of the sea my soul still hangs her hope on thee

Thy constant love, thy faithful care is all that saves me from despair

Tho’ tempest tossed and half a wreck, my Savior through the floods I seek

Let neither winds nor stormy main force back my shattered boat again

 

Dangers of every shape and name attend the followers of the Lamb

Who leave the worlds deceitful shore

And leave it to return no more

And leave it to return no more