242. Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep

1 Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep,
Watch did Thine anxious servants keep,
But Thou wast wrapped in guileless sleep,
Calm and still.

2 "Save, Lord, we perish," was their cry,
"O save us in our agony!"
Thy word above the storm rose high,
"Peace, be still."

3 The wild winds hushed; the angry deep
Sank, like a little child, to sleep;
The sullen billows ceased to leap,
At Thy will.

4 So, when our life is clouded o’er,
And storm-winds drift us from the shore,
Say, lest we sink to rise no more,
"Peace, be still."

Text Information
First Line: Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep
Author: G. Thring (1861)
Publication Date: 1913
Meter: 8, 8, 8, 4.
Topic: The Church Year: Fourth Sunday after Epiphany; Afflcition
Tune Information
Name: [Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep]
Composer: J. B. Dykes, 1823—76
Meter: 8, 8, 8, 4.
Key: E♭ Major

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