Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A Shelter in the Time of Storm

       "I found this hymn in a small paper published in London, called "The Postman." It was said to be a favorite song of the fishermen on the north coast of England, and they were often heard singing it as they approached their harbors in the time of storm. As the hymn was set to a weird minor tune, I decided to compose one that would be more practical, one that could be more easily sung by the people." Sanky
Words by V. J. Charlesworth, Music by Ira D. Sankey