Ready For The Storm

Posted on June 30, 2009


Today was my day off, and so this post is a bit more “personal” than critical. For some reason, I picked up my guitar, and started playing one of my favorites that I haven’t heard performed in over a decade, at least. Written by Dougie MacLean about fishing, this Scottish hymn, has become a popular parable for life, and for faith. It’s one of my favorites.

Rembrandt, 1633, Christ In The Storm on the Lake

The waves crash in and the tide tide pulls out
It’s an angry sea but there is no doubt
That the lighthouse will keep shining out to warn the lonely sailor
And the lightning strikes and the wind cuts cold through the sailor’s bones, to the sailor’s soul
‘Till there’s nothing left that he can hold except the rolling ocean

And I am ready for the storm, yes sir, ready
I am ready for the storm, I’m ready for the storm

Oh give me mercy for my dreams
‘Cause every confrontation seems
To tell me what it really means to be this lonely sailor
And when you take me by your side you love me warm, you love me and
I should have realized I had no reason to be frightened

The distance it is no real friend
And time will take its time
And you will find that in the end it brings you me, the lonely sailor
And when the sky begins to clear and the sun it melts away my fear
I’ll cry a silent weary tear for those that need to love me

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