Lo! the Storms of Life

Lo the storms of life are breaking

Author: Henry Alford
Published in 11 hymnals

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1 Lo, the storms of life are breaking—
Faithless fears our hearts are shaking;
For our succor undertaking,
Lord and Savior, help us!

2 Lo, the world, from Thee rebelling,
Round Thy Church in pride is swelling:
With Thy Word their madness quelling,
Lord and Savior, help us!

3 On Thine own command relying,
We our onward task are plying;
Unto Thee for safety sighing,
Lord and Savior, help us!

4 By Thy birth, Thy cross, and Passion,
By Thy tears of deep compassion,
By Thy mighty intercession,
Lord and Savior, help us!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11309

Author: Henry Alford

Alford, Henry, D.D., son of  the Rev. Henry Alford, Rector of Aston Sandford, b. at 25 Alfred Place, Bedford Row, London, Oct. 7, 1810, and educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating in honours, in 1832. In 1833 he was ordained to the Curacy of Ampton. Subsequently he held the Vicarage of Wymeswold, 1835-1853,--the Incumbency of Quebec Chapel, London, 1853-1857; and the Deanery of Canterbury, 1857 to his death, which took. place  at  Canterbury, Jan. 12, 1871.  In addition he held several important appointments, including that of a Fellow of Trinity, and the Hulsean Lectureship, 1841-2. His literary labours extended to every department of literature, but his noblest undertaking was his edition of the Greek Testament, the result… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lo the storms of life are breaking
Title: Lo! the Storms of Life
Author: Henry Alford
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Lord and Savior help us
Copyright: Public Domain


Lo, the storms of life are breaking. H. Alford. [Epiphany.] Appeared in his Psalms & Hymns, 1844, No. 23, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It is appointed for the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany, and is based upon the Gospel of that day. It was repeated in his Year of Praise, 1867, No. 48, and in various editions of his Poetical Works. It is in extensive use.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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