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O Pilot, 'tis a fearful night

Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly

Thomas Haynes Bayly, born near Bath, Eng.,1797; was a most successful song-writer; published "Bayly's Melodies;" died of jaundice, 1839. A Dictionary of Musical Information by John W. Moore, Boston: Oliver, Ditson & Company, 1876 Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Pilot, 'tis a fearful night
Author: Thomas Haynes Bayly
Refrain First Line: Fear not, but trust in providence
Copyright: Public Domain



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A Selection of Sacred Songs #87

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A Selection of Sacred Songs. 2nd ed. #87

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A Service Book #120

Christian Psalms and Hymns to Aid in Public and Private Devotion #d683

Fruits and Flowers #d102

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Juvenile Songs #54

Melodies for the Temperance Band #d81

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #27c

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Ocean Melodies, and Seamen's Companion #164

Sacred Melodies #d56

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Seamen's Hymns #460

Seamen's Hymns and Devotional Assistant #d452

Songs for the School Room #d77

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The American School Hymn Book. (New ed.) #CXLV[CXXXV]

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The Public School Singing Book #12b

The Social Harp #d227

The Social Harp. Rev. #d271

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The Young Choir #98

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