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

Godfrey Thring (b. Alford, Somersetshire, England, 1823; d. Shamley Green, Guilford, Surrey, England, 1903) was born in the parsonage of Alford, where his father was rector. Educated at Balliol College, Oxford, England, he was ordained a priest in the Church of England in 1847. After serving in several other parishes, Thring re­turned to Alford and Hornblotten in 1858 to succeed his father as rector, a position he retained until his own retirement in 1893. He was also associated with Wells Cathedral (1867-1893). After 1861 Thring wrote many hymns and published several hymnals, including Hymns Congregational (1866), Hymns and Sacred Lyrics (1874), and the respect­ed A Church of England Hymn Book Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church… Go to person page >

Text Information

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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The Cyber Hymnal #11403
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The Cyber Hymnal #11403

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