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The Spirit moved upon the waves

The Spirit moved upon the waves

Author: Fergus Ferguson
Published in 7 hymnals

Representative Text

1 The Spirit moved upon the waves
That darkly rolled, a shoreless sea;
He spake the word, and light burst forth
A glorious, bright immensity.

2 At his command, the mountains heaved
Their rocky pinnacles on high,
Island and continent displayed
Their desert grandeur to the sky.

3 The voice of God was heard again,
And lovely flowers and graceful trees
Appeared on every vale and plain,
And perfumes floated on the breeze.

4 The word went forth, and vast and high
The heavenly orbs gave out their light,
O'er all the earth and sea and sky--
The rulers of the day and night.


Source: The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #28

Author: Fergus Ferguson

Ferguson, Fergus, D.D., second son of the Rev. Fergus Ferguson, of Bellshill, near Glasgow, and afterwards of Aberdeen, was born at Glasgow, September 6, 1824, and educated at the University of Glasgow, where he graduated B.A. 1845 and M.A. 1858. In 1845 he became minister of Blackfriars Street Evangelical Union Church, Glasgow (now Montrose St.). He received the degree of D.D. in 1876, from Cumberland University, U.S. His two hymns appeared in The Daystar, the magazine of the Evangelical Union, and were contributed to the Evangelical Hymn-book of 1856, and the Evangelical Union Hymnal of 1878, he having been a member of both committees of compilation. They are:— 1. He loved me, and gave Himself for me. The Love of Jesus. Appe… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Spirit moved upon the waves
Author: Fergus Ferguson

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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for the Sanctuary #134

Hymns for Children and Young Persons #d408

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #115

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Hymns for Christian Devotion #115

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Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #859

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Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #859

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The Voice of Praise #28

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