I was journaling about some stuff about a month and a half ago, and the phrase “Jesus, Savior, pilot me” crossed through my head. I wrote these words as a prayer and in an attempt to capture how I was feeling at the moment. Any similarities between this song and the 1871 original by Edward Hopper are probably caused by the fact that they have the same first line and carry the same general idea.
February 7, 2010
Jesus, Savior, pilot me
Through the winds and raging sea
My heart’s compass circles round
Looking for where love is found.
My ship sets sail for anywhere
Then turns away and goes not there
While I, alone, on raging sea
Pray for land, or at least to be
Sure of something now, at last
Besides the water’s icy blast.
Let my heart sail sure and true,
Ever, only, all for You
And when I in the doldrums lie
With leveled waves and frozen sky
Help me find the needle’s eye
All of life’s a raging sea,
Jesus, Savior, pilot me.