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Night, and a storm, and hearts with sore affright

Night, and a storm, and hearts with sore affright

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Night, and a storm, and hearts with sore affright,
Quail in their fears before the tempest's might.

Blindly the waves with crested summits roll;
The thunders crash, and terrify the soul.

Calmly He sleeps; O Christ, art Thou not Lord?
Speak to the winds, and let them hear Thy word.

Thou hast a power to quell the surging sea,
The waters know Thy voice at Galilee.

Wake from Thy sleep! How can the Master sleep,
While danger threatens from the frenzied deep?

Tempest, and strife, and angry waves are still;
The waters hear Thy voice, and do Thy will.

Lord of our life, wake to our help, we pray,
And still the storm that compass our life's way.

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Night, and a storm, and hearts with sore affright
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 10.10
Language: English