O mighty God, Creator, King

O mighty God, Creator, King

Author: Godfrey Thring
Tune: WOODLEIGH (Barnby)
Published in 8 hymnals

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1 O mighty God, Creator, King,
Who rulest over sea and land,
And dost the ocean deeps sustain
Within the hollow of Thy hand;
Oh, hear us as we cry to Thee
For those who traverse land or sea,
That they may now and ever be
Safe in Thy holy keeping.

2 And Thou Who cam'st on earth to breathe
The breath of peace o'er hearth and hill,
Didst walk upon the angry wave,
And bid the troubled sea "be still;"
Oh, hear us as we cry to Thee
For those who traverse land or sea,
That they may now and ever be
Safe in Thy holy keeping.

3 Wherever danger threatens, then,
O Holy Spirit, be Thou there,
And breathe into each trembling heart
The will and power of fervent prayer;
That we and all who cry to Thee,
With those who traverse land and sea,
Both now and evermore may be,
O ever Blessèd Trinity,
Safe in Thy holy keeping.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

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 >

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First Line: O mighty God, Creator, King
Author: Godfrey Thring
Meter: 8.8.8.8.8.8.8.7
Language: English

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