Maître Entends-Tu La Tempête

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1 Maître entends-Tu la tempête
Et ses terribles accents?
Parle, Seigneur et l’arrête;
Sauve, sauve Tes enfants!
Mais aucun bruit ne L’éveille,
Il dort et nous périssons.
À nos cris prête l’oreille,
Sauve-nous, nous T’en prions.

Il parle aux flots en démence:
Paix vous soit!
La mer, les vents font silence,
Paix vous soit, paix vous soit!
Il est notre délivrance,
Paix, vous soit!

2 Maître mon coeur qui chancelle
Traverse les grandes eaux;
Et l’orage à ma nacelle
Livre de rudes assauts.
Oh! Qui verra ma détresse,
D’où me viendra le secours?
À Toi, Seigneur je m’adresse,
C’est à Toi que j’ai recours. [Choeur]

3 Maître l’onde est apaisée,
Le doute a quitté mon coeur,
Et mon âme consolée,
A retrouvé son Sauveur.
Oh! Prends en Ta main ma vie,
Jusques au jour de ma mort;
En Toi seul je me confie,
Tu me conduira au port. [Choer]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14048

Translator: Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >

Author: Mary Ann Baker

Baker, Mary A.. Miss Baker, who is a member of the Baptist denomination, and a resident in Chicago, Illinois, is an active worker in the temperance cause, and the author of various hymns and temperance songs.    Her most popular hymn:-— 1. Master, the tempest is raging, Peace, was written in 1874 at the request of Dr. H. R. Palmer, who desired of her several songs on the subjects of a series of Sunday School Lessons for that year. Its theme is "Christ stilling the tempest."   During the same year it was set to music by Dr. Palmer, and pub. in his Songs of Love for the Bible School, 1874. It is found in other collections, including I. D. Sankey's Sacred Songs and Solos, London, 1881. Its home popularity was increased by its republi… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Maître entends-Tu la tempête
Title: Maître Entends-Tu La Tempête
English Title: Master, the tempest is raging
Author: Mary Ann Baker (1874)
Translator: Anonymous
Language: French
Refrain First Line: Il parle aux flots en démence
Copyright: Public Domain


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