Jesus, Pilot Me

The tune 'Refuge' is one of my favorites. The hymn 'Jesus, Lover of My Soul' is set to this tune in the LDS hymn book. I also really like the message behind the hymns 'Jesus, Savior, Pilot Me', 'I Need Thee Every Hour', and 'Nearer, My God, to Thee'. So in this arrangement I wrote a lyrical medley of those three songs set to the tune 'Refuge'. It was a really fun song to arrange. Here's a few lines from the song that I found meaningful.

Jesus, pilot me
Over life's tempestuous seas.
Boist'rous waves obey thy will when thou say'st to them, 'Be still!'

There let the way appear
Steps unto heav'n thou sendest me
Out of my griefs or by my woes, still all my song shall be:

I need thee, Oh, how I need thee.
Every hour most gracious Lord.
I need thee, Oh, how I need thee.
Jesus, Savior. How I need thee. Every hour to pilot me.

During the last verse I like the combination of the sopranos singing the 'I need thee, Oh how I need thee' while the rest of the choir is singing 'Nearer my God to Thee, Nearer to thee'. The tunes match up nicely and offer a powerful combination of the three lyrical ideas into a single message of dependence on the Lord.

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