Calmed by his judicious speech, the mob retired, and the danger for the Christians ended. The Lord can rule the raging of the people and preserve his own servants from imminent peril.
The waves of the sea when highest they rise
Are governed by thee, our Lord in the skies;
Thy succour imploring, thy presence we find
To silence the roaring, and quiet the wind.
The fierceness of men who threaten so loud,
Thy word can restrain, and bridle the crowd;
And when it represses their madness of will,
The hurricane ceases, the tumult is still.