Save, Lord, or We Perish 224
Tune: M. Mark Wynne, 1869
Lyrics: Reginald Heber, 1827
Meter: 12s (12,12,12,12)
When thro’ the torn sail the wild tempest is streaming,
When o’er the dark wave the red lightning is gleaming,
Nor hope lends a ray the poor seaman to cherish,
We fly to our Maker: Save, Lord or we perish.
And, O, when the whirlwind of passion is raging,
When hell in our hearts its wild warfare is waging,
Arise in Thy strength, Thy redeemed to cherish,
Rebuke the destroyer: Save, Lord, or we perish.