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Great Ruler of the land and sea

Author: Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born at Edinburgh, in 1808. His education was obtained at the High School, and the University of his native city. He was ordained to the ministry, in 1837, and since then has been pastor at Kelso. In 1843, he joined the Free Church of Scotland. His reputation as a religious writer was first gained on the publication of the "Kelso Tracts," of which he was the author. He has also written many other prose works, some of which have had a very large circulation. Nor is he less favorably known as a religious poet and hymn-writer. The three series of "Hymns of Faith and Hope," have passed through several editions. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Great Ruler of the land and sea
Author: Horatius Bonar
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Keep by thy mighty hand
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

ST. CHRYSOSTOM (Barnby)


MELITA (Dykes)

The original chant melody associated with this text [i.e., "Eternal Father, strong to save"] is found in most hymnals of denominations where chant has played a role, including the Lutheran tradition, which has produced much organ music on this well-known chant. The setting here is by John B. Dykes (…

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Hymns of the Ages for Public and Social Worship #222

Sacred Songs and Solos #631

The Book of Praise #711

The Mission Band Hymnal #d16

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #500

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The Presbyterian Book of Praise #500

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