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O Thou who didst prepare

Representative Text

1 O Thou Who didst prepare
The ocean's sounding deep,
And bid the gath'ring waters there
In mighty concourse sweep:

2 Toss'd in our reeling bark
On this tumultuous sea,
Thy wondrous ways, O Lord, we mark,
And lift our hearts to Thee.

3 Jesus is nigh, Who trod
Of old that foaming spray,
Whose billows own'd th'incarnate God,
And died in calm away.

4 Though swells the threatening tide,
Mounting to heaven above,
We know in Whom our souls confide,
And fearless trust His love.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author: Charlotte Elizabeth

Charlotte Elizabeth was born at Norwich in 1790. Her father, the Rev. Michael Browne, was Rector of S. Giles' parish in that city. She married Captain George Phelan, of the army, but the union proved an unhappy one. Thrown upon her own resources, she contributed to the Dublin Tract Society, and in 1834, became editor of "The Christian Ladies' Magazine." Her husband died in 1837. In 1840, she married Mr. L.H. Tonna, but continued to retain her two Christian names as her literary designation. She died in 1846. Her works are very numerous. --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Thou who didst prepare
Author: Charlotte Elizabeth
Language: English



Instances (1 - 13 of 13)
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A Collection of Hymns #222

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #268


Hymnal #268

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Hymnal #268

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Hymns for Church and Home #213

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Hymns for the Reformed Church in the United States #449

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Offices of Worship and Hymns #1196

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The Church Hymnal with Canticles #268

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d495

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The Hymnal #268

The Junior Hymnal #d83

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The New Alleluia #76

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