As, down in the sunless retreats of the ocean

As, down in the sunless retreats of the ocean

Author: Thomas Moore
Published in 34 hymnals

Representative Text

As, down in the sunless retreats of the ocean,
Sweet flowers are springing no mortal can see,
So, deep in my soul, the still prayer of devotion,
Unheard by the world, rises, silent, to Thee,
My God! silent, to Thee,—
Pure, warm, silent, to Thee.

As still to the star of its worship, though clouded,
The needle points faithfully o’er the dim sea,
So, dark when I roam, in this wintry world shrouded,
The hope of my spirit turns, trembling, to Thee,
My God! trembling, to Thee,—
True, sure, trembling, to Thee.

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #96

Author: Thomas Moore

Moore, Thomas, son of John Moore, a small tradesman at Dublin, was born in that city, May 28, 1779, educated at a private school and Trinity College, Dublin; read at the Middle Temple for the Bar; held a post under the Government in Bermuda for a short time, and died Feb. 26, 1852. His Memoirs, Journal, and Correspondence were published by Lord John Russell in 1855. In that work every detail concerning himself and his numerous publications, most of them of high poetical merit, will be found. His connection with hymnody is confined to his Sacred Songs, which were published in 1816, and again in his Collected Works, 1866. These Songs were 32 in all, and were written to popular airs of various nations. Of these Songs the following have passed… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As, down in the sunless retreats of the ocean
Author: Thomas Moore
Refrain First Line: Silent to thee, my God



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #96Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #96Page Scan
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Die Union Choral Harmonie #d10
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Musical Gems. 7th ed. #d11
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #656Page Scan
Praise in Song #d13
Prayer and Praise: or Hymns and Tunes for Prayer Meetings, Praise Meetings, Experience Meetings, Revivals, Missionary Meetings and all special occasions of Christian work and worship #399Page Scan
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Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #376Page Scan
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The Plymouth Hymnal #d29
The Sanctus #d10
The Standard Church Hymnal #110Page Scan
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