William Cowper

Here you will find the Poem Olney Hymn 37: Temptation of poet William Cowper

Olney Hymn 37: Temptation

The billows swell, the winds are high, 
Clouds overcast my wintry sky; 
Out of the depths to Thee I call, - 
My fears are great, my strength is small. 

O Lord, the pilot's part perform, 
And guard and guide me through the storm; 
Defend me from each threatening ill, 
Control 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. 

Dangers of every shape and name 
Attend the followers of the Lamb, 
Who leave the world's deceitful shore, 
And leave it to return no more. 

Though tempest-toss'd and half a wreck, 
My Saviour through the floods I seek; 
Let neither winds nor stormy main 
Force back my shatter'd bark again.