Fierce Raged O'er the Tempest Deep

Fierce raged the tempest over the deep

Author: Godfrey Thring (1861)
Tune: ST. AELRED
Published in 109 hymnals

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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!'
The 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 mighty 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.'

Source: New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #635

Author: Godfrey Thring

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

Notes

Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep. G. Thring. [Stilling the Sea.] Written in 1861, and first published in Chope's Hymnal, 1862, No. 187, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in the author's Hymns Congregational and others, 1866, No. 6; in his Hymns & Lyrics, 1874, p. 94, and in his Collection, 1882. It has passed into numerous collections in Great Britain and America, and ranks as one of the most popular of Prebendary Thring's hymns. It has been specially set to music by Dr. Dykes, in Chope's Hymnal, and by others.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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Church Family Worship #362

Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard Edition #225

Hymns and Psalms #144

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New English Praise #635

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The Cyber Hymnal #1526

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