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Fear was within the tossing bark

Fear was within the tossing bark

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans
Published in 21 hymnals

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Fear was within the tossing bark,
When stormy winds grew loud;
And waves came rolling high and dark,
And the tall mast was bowed.

But the wind ceased,—it ceased,—a word
Passed through the gloomy sky;
The troubled billows knew their Lord,
And sank beneath his eye.

And slumber settled on the deep,
And silence on the blast;
They sank as flowers that fold to sleep
When sultry day is past.

O Thou that in its wildest hour
Didst rule the tempest’s mood,
Send now thy Spirit forth in power
O’er our dark souls to brood!

Thou that didst bow the billows’ pride,
Thy mandate to fulfil,
Speak, speak to passion’s raging tide,
Speak, and say, “Peace, be still!”

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #115

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans

Hemans, Felicia Dorothea, née Browne, was born in Liverpool, Sep. 25, 1793. In 1800, her father having suffered severe losses in business, removed with his family near to Abergele, N. Wales, where he died sometime after. In 1812 she was married to Captain Hemans, who, on retiring from the army sometime after, removed to Bronnylfa, near St. Asaph. Some years after he left his wife and children and proceeded to Italy, where he died. In 1828 Mrs. Hemans removed to Wavertree, near Liverpool, and in 1831 to Dublin, where she died May 16, 1835, and was buried in St. Ann's Church, Dawson Street, in that city. From 1808, when at 15 she published Poems, to 1834, when her Scenes & Hymns of Life appeared, she produced a great number of poems and othe… Go to person page >

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First Line: Fear was within the tossing bark
Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #115Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #115Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #305Page Scan
Church Harmonies: a collection of hymns and tunes for the use of Congregations #281Page Scan
Harmonia Ecclesiae: or, Companion to the Christian Minstrel #d62
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #262Page Scan
Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d122
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination #220Page Scan
Hymns for Christian Devotion: especially adapted to the Universalist denomination. (New ed.) #220Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #406Page Scan
Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d18
Hymns for the Sanctuary #183Page Scan
Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d68
Joy and Praise for Sunday Schools #d9
Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion: a collection of hymns and music; for the use of Bethels, Chaplains of the Navy and private devotion of Mariners #166Page Scan
Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d36
Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d161
Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d168
The Child's Pocket Companion, Being a Selection of Choice Hymns for Sabbath School, with an Analysis to Most of Them #d18
The Gospel Psalmist #174Page Scan
The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book: being a collection of hymns, original and selected; with an analysis of each, designed to assist mothers and teachers... (3rd ed., rev. and corr.) #23Page Scan