The ocean hath no danger

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1 The ocean hath no danger
For those whose prayers are made
To Him Who, in a manger,
A helpless babe was laid;
Who, born to tribulation
And every human ill,
Yet, Lord of His creation.
The wildest waves can still.

2 If fierce the tempest round us,
And white the angry deep,
Yet He, Whose love hath found us,
Can still His treasure keep;
Nor wind nor wave can harm us,
Nor hope itself grow dim,
No tempest need alarm us,
If peace we seek in Him.

3 Though life itself be waning,
And waves shall o'er us sweep.
The wild wind's sad complaining
Shall lull us still to sleep;
For, as a gentle slumber,
E'en death itself shall prove
To those whom Christ doth number
As worthy of His love.

4 Then, Holy Jesus, hear us,
And keep us free from harm,
Have pity, Lord, and bear us
On Thy supporting arm,
Should storm or calm befall us,
Whate'er our lot may be,
When all is o'er,--then call us
Home, Saviour,--home to Thee.

Amen.

Source: Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #501

Author: Godfrey Thring

Thring, Godfrey, B.A., son of the Rev. J. G. D. Thring, of Alford, Somerset, was born at Alford, March 25, 1823, and educated at Shrewsbury School, and at Balliol College, Oxford, B.A. in 1845. On taking Holy Orders he was curate of Stratfield-Turgis, 1846-50; of Strathfieldsaye, 1850-53; and of other parishes to 1858, when he became rector of Alford-with-Hornblotton, Somerset. R.D. 1867-76. In 1876 he was preferred as prebend of East Harptree in Wells cathedral. Prebendary Thring's poetical works are:— Hymns Congregational and Others, 1866; Hymns and Verses, 1866; and Hymns and Sacred Lyrics, 1874. In 1880 he published A Church of England Hymnbook Adapted to the Daily Services of the Church throughout the Year; and in 1882, a revised and… Go to person page >

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