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Dark billows bound across the deep

Dark billows bound across the deep

Translator: John Brownlie
Published in 1 hymnal

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Dark billows bound across the deep,
And threatening clouds the stars conceal,
While lightnings flash, and thunders peal,
And fearful souls their vigils keep.

O Christ, Thy voice can still the waves
That toss my soul on angry sea;
The tempest ceased on Galilee,
And Thine is still the power that saves.

And Thou art still the Christ Who guides
The life that ploughs through storm and strife,
And all the battling ills of life,
To where thy endless peace abides.

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O Gracious Lord, keep calm my soul;
And on my course where tempests break,
And bounding waves my life o'ertake,
The winds and threatening waves control.

And in Thy fair, calm haven, blest,
Where storm-tossed lives in quiet repose,
Far from the rage of angry foes,
Give me, O Christ, eternal rest.

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: Dark billows bound across the deep
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
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