If Paul in Caesar’s court must stand,
He need not fear the sea,
Secured from harm on every hand
By the divine decree.
Although the ship in which he sailed
By dreadful storms was tossed,
The promise over all prevailed,
And not a life was lost.
Believers thus are tossed about
On life’s tempestuous main,
But grace assures beyond a doubt
They shall their port attain.
Their passage lies across the brink
Of many a threatening wave;
The world expects to see them sink,
But Jesus lives to save.