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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] (Knight)
Published in 47 hymnals

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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
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #5832
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The Cyber Hymnal #5832

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