Though The Tempest Rages And The Day Is

Tho’ the tempest rages,
And the day is past;
Tho’ the darkness deepens,
And the night falls fast;
There is heard a whisper,
In the thick’ning shade,
“It is I, the Master;
Do not be afraid!”

Nothing can be harmful,
Which the Father sends;
Even loss and sorrow,
And the lack of friends
Need not make us fearful,
Troubled or dismayed,
Since the Lord is saying,
“Do not be afraid!”

Soon the flowing river,
Will be near our feet;
We must cross the waters,
Ere our loved we meet;
But to give us courage,
Lest we be dismayed,
Christ, the Lord, will whisper,
“Do not be afraid!”