Down to the sea in ships they went,
They went down to the sea.
They went as those who had been sent;
In ships down to the sea.
They went for business on this trip,
Each man upon the sea.
And so each loaded up their ship
To sail upon the sea.
But not soon after they had left,
As sure as they could be.
There came upon them something which,
They thought they’d never see.
The waves they reached up to the sky,
And soon they fell below,
Which made each man a passer by,
As each went to and fro.
So up they went and down they came,
Each man went pound for pound,
They put all drunken men to shame,
With how they staggered round.
The storm was more than they could bear,
The chaos wouldn’t cease,
And so they shouted out in prayer,
They asked the Lord for peace.
And then the Lord, with His right hand,
And from His heart of love,
He calmed the storm so every man
Was rescued from above.
So let each man whose life was saved
Tell what the Lord has done.
Let them in wonder stand amazed,
And in His Spirit, run.