“No storm can shake my inmost calm.” There’s a storm in this week’s Gospel
. Jesus sends the disciples to a boat while he goes up the mountain by himself to pray. In the meantime, the storm batters the boat and the disciples are afraid. After he walks on the water, he offers his hand to Peter and proclaims, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” Many would agree that we are living through a tremendous storm right now and perhaps our “inmost calm” has been shaken.
“Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth How can I keep from singing?”
“How Can I Keep from Singing?”
The words were composed by Robert Wadsworth Lowry, an American Baptist preacher:
My life flows on in endless song; Above earth's lamentation,
I hear the sweet, though far-off hymn That hails a new creation.
Through all the tumult and the strife, I hear that music ringing
It finds an echo in my soul How can I keep from singing?
No storm can shake my inmost calm While to that refuge clinging
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth How can I keep from singing?