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Is that a cry from a storm-tossed bark

Is that a cry from a storm-tossed bark

Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Tune: [Is that a cry from a storm-tossed bark]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Is that a cry from a storm-tossed bark,
A voice from the angry waves?
‘Tis a voice from the floods of ruin dark,
Where intemperance fiercely raves,
Where intemperance fiercely raves.

Bear a hand, bear a hand,
With courage ev’ry man,
Where the breakers wildly roll;
By the grace of God we’ll do all we can
To rescue that perishing soul.

2 Some mother’s once-beloved child
Now is pleading with earnest breath,
Adrift in the tempest of error wild,
Sweeping out on that sea of death,
Sweeping out on that sea of death. [Refrain]

3 See careless souls on the dreadful brink
Of that gulf of unnumbered graves,
Oh, hold them back, lest they reel and sink
‘Neath the merciless, yawning waves,
‘Neath the merciless, yawning waves. [Refrain]

4 Our pitying Saviour walks the sea,
Where no life-boat could dare the tide
And back at his voice will the billows flee,—
To the rescue he will guide,
To the rescue he will guide. [Refrain]

Source: Melodious Sonnets #104

Author: Priscilla J. Owens

Owens, Priscilla Jane, was born July 21, 1829, of Scotch and Welsh descent, and is now (1906) resident at Baltimore, where she is engaged in public-school work. For 50 years Miss Owen has interested herself in Sunday-school work, and most of her hymns were written for children's services. Her hymn in the Scotch Church Hymnary, 1898, "We have heard a joyful sound" (Missions), was written for a Sunday-school Mission Anniversary, and the words were adapted to the chorus "Vive le Roi" in the opera The Huguenots. [Rev. James Bonar, M.A.] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Is that a cry from a storm-tossed bark
Author: Priscilla J. Owens
Refrain First Line: Bear a hand



Instances (1 - 3 of 3)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Melodious Sonnets #104TextAudioPage Scan
Temple Trio: comprising "On Joyful Wing", "Melodious Sonnets" and "Precious Hymns" #286Page Scan
The Royal Fountain No.4: sacred songs and hymns for use in Sabbath-school or prayer meeting #44Page Scan
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