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Fierce was the wild billow - Christ in the tempest
(Anatolius of Constantinople/John Mason Neale/
Johannes Thomas Rüegg)

Christ in the tempest.

Mark 4,37-39.

1. Fierce was the wild billow,
  dark was the night;
oars laboured heavily,
  foam glimmered white;
mariners trembled,
  peril was nigh;
then said the God of God:
  "Peace! it is I!

2. Ridge of the mountain-wave,
  lower thy crest!
Wail of the stormy wind,
  be thou at rest!
Peril can none be,
  sorrow must fly,
where saith the Light of Light:
  "Peace! it is I!"

3. Jesus, Deliverer!
  Come thou to me!
Soothe thou my voyaging
  over life's sea!
Thou, when the storm of death
  roars, sweeping by,
whisper, O Truth of Truth!
  "Peace! it is I!"

Anatolius of Constantinople, translated by John Mason Neale, in: Schaff, Philip: Christ in Song, 1870, 353-354.

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Schaff remarks on 1,7: "The terms "God of God," and "Light of Light,"
are used of Christ in the Nicene Creed against the Arian heresy.
Anatolius was a member of the fourth general Council which met at Chalcedon, 451."
On 2,3: "Orig.: Euroclydon, or Euryclydon, a heavy wind."