Man and beasts above the wavesWait by faith for God who saves. Sheltered from the floods they float, Cradled in God's holy boat.
Though the judging waters rose Eight believing souls repose In the Lord whose saving face Shines upon this ark of grace.
Shine upon us, Lord, we pray. Lead us where the Christ Child lay. God with beasts in Bethlehem Hail the swaddled great I Am!
Christ the ark of saving grace, Christ our Father's loving face, Christ the Captain of the blest, Sail us toward our heav'nly rest.