O let my trembling soul be still

O let my trembling soul be still

Author: John Bowring
Tune: SOLID ROCK
Published in 62 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh let my trembling soul be still,
While darkness veils the sky,
And wait Thy wise, Thy holy will,
Wrapped yet in mystery:
I cannot, Lord, Thy purpose see;
But all is well, since ruled by Thee.

2 Thus, trusting in Thy love, I tread
The path of duty on;
What though some cherished joys are fled,
Some flattering dreams are gone?
Yet purer, nobler joys remain:
Why should my spirit then complain?



Source: The Book of Worship #243

Author: John Bowring

James Bowring was born at Exeter, in 1792. He possessed at an early age a remarkable power of attaining languages, and acquired some reputation by his metrical translations of foreign poems. He became editor of "The Westminster Review" in 1825, and was elected to Parliament in 1835. In 1849, he was appointed Consul at Canton, and in 1854, was made Governor of Hong Kong, and received the honour of knighthood. He is the author of some important works on politics and travel, and is the recipient of several testimonials from foreign governments and societies. His poems and hymns have also added to his reputation. His "Matins and Vespers" have passed through many editions. In religion he is a Unitarian. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charl… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O let my trembling soul be still
Author: John Bowring

Tune

SOLID ROCK

The Sunday school hymn writer William B. Bradbury (PHH 114) composed SOLID ROCK in 1863 for Edward Mote's "My Hope Is Built on Nothing Less." The tune name derives from that song's refrain: "On Christ, the solid rock, I stand. . . .” Bradbury published SOLID ROCK in his 1864 children's collection…

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Instances

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #252

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #252

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A Collection of Hymns #306

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #380

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Christian Hymns for Public and Private Worship #189

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Church Choral-Book #143

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Church Psalmist #415

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Church Psalmist #415

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Church Psalmist #415

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Hymn and Tune Book for the Church and the Home. (Rev. ed.) #197

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Hymn and Tune Book, for the Church and the Home #194

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship #532

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Hymn Book for Christian Worship. 8th ed. #a532

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Hymns and Anthems adapted for Jewish Worship #27

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Hymns for Public Worship #275

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Hymns for Schools #308

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Hymns of the Spirit #455

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Hymns #816

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Hymns #816

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Hymns #793

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Hymns #816

Jubilant Voices #d122

One Hundred Non-Sectarian Hymns for Use in Church and Home. 10 vols. in 1 #d51

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Plymouth Collection #a764

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Revival Hymns #227

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Seamen's Hymns #415

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d446

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Social Psalmist #415

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d119

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Songs of the Soul #357

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #228

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #228

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Spiritual Songs for Social Worship #228

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #689

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #147.689

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #764

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The Baptist Hymn Book #689

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The Baptist Hymn Book #640

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The Book of Worship #243

The Choral #d154

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The Christian Hymn Book #902

The Christian Hymnal #d492

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The Christian Hymnal #263

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The Christian Psalmist; or, Watts' Psalms and Hymns #568

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The Disciples' Hymn Book #227

The Gospel Hymnal #d444

The Imperial Harmony #d186

The National Baptist Hymn Book #d398

The National Baptist Hymn Book #ad398

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The National Baptist Hymnal #458

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The Psalmist #585

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The Psalmist #585

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The Psalmody #611

The Southern Psalmist #d606

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d634

The Temple Harp #d232

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