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Fear was within the tossing bark

Fear was within the tossing bark

Author: Felicia D. B. Hemans
Published in 22 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 >

Text Information

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



Instances (1 - 22 of 22)

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

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #115

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #305

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Church Harmonies #281

Harmonia Ecclesiae #d62

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #262

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a262

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d122

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #220

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #220

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Hymns for Public Worship #406

Hymns for Sunday School Worship #d18

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Hymns for the Sanctuary #183

Hymns, Collects, Anthems and Selections #d68

Joy and Praise for Sunday Schools #d9

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #166

Portsmouth Sunday School Hymn Book #d36

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d161

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d168

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The Gospel Psalmist #174

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The Infant School and Nursery Hymn Book #23

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