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Fierce Raged O'er the Tempest Deep

Fierce raged the tempest over the deep

Author: Godfrey Thring (1861)
Tune: ST. AELRED
Published in 107 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

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… 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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The Cyber Hymnal #1526
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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)

Church Family Worship #362

Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #225

Hymns and Psalms #144

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The Cyber Hymnal #1526

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New English Praise #635

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