Dear Friend of Hymnary,

As you know, we don't ask for money too often. But we're asking now.

So before you hit the "close" button on this box, please consider a donation to keep Hymnary going.

More than half a million people come here every month -- worship leaders, hymnologists, hymn lovers and more -- people who now have access to the most complete database of North American hymnody on the planet thanks to this site. But keeping all of this afloat does not come without a cost, and we have limited sources of revenue. So if you benefit from, would you please consider a donation today? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by clicking the Donate button below, or you can send a check to Hymnary at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.

On behalf of the entire Hymnary team,
Harry Plantinga

Rocked in the cradle of the deep

Rocked in the cradle of the deep

Author: Emma Willard
Tune: [Rocked in the cradle of the deep]
Published in 45 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1. Rocked in the cradle of the deep,
I lay me down in peace to sleep;
Secure I rest upon the wave,
For Thou, O Lord, hast power to save.
I know Thou wilt not slight my call,
For Thou dost mark the sparrow’s fall.

And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep.

2. And such the trust that still were mine,
Though stormy winds sweep o’er the brine,
Or though the tempest’s fiery breath
Rouse me from sleep to wreck and death,
In ocean cave still safe with Thee,
The germ of immortality. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5832

Author: Emma Willard

Willard, Emma C. [née Hart]. A teacher and educational writer, born at Berlin, Connecticut, 1787; resided in 1838 and sometime after at Hartford, and for many years conducted a well-known school at Troy, New York. She died at Troy, 1870. Her hymn Rocked in the cradle of the deep (Sailor's Hymn), is sometimes said to have been published in 1830. It is found in Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, No. 1285. Its earlier appearance has not been verified. It is a successful sailor's hymn. It is included in several modern collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rocked in the cradle of the deep
Author: Emma Willard
Refrain First Line: And calm and peaceful is my sleep



The Cyber Hymnal #5832
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)