The winds were howling o'er the deep

The winds were howling o'er the deep

Author: Reginald Heber
Tune: [The winds were howling over the deep]
Published in 22 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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The winds [are] were howling o'er the deep. Bishop R. Heber. [Epiphany, 4 S.] This hymn in 10 stanzas of 4 lines was given in the 1828 edition of Heber's posthumous Hymns, &c, as the 5th hymn for the 4th Sunday after the Epiphany, and is based on the stilling of the tempest, the Gospel for that day (St. Matt, viii. 23). The cento "How long the time since Christ began," in the Leeds Hymn Book 1853, and several others in Great Britain and America is from this hymn. The original in an abbreviated form is in several American hymnals, including the Plymouth Collection, 1855, and others. [William T. Brooke] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)



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A Collection of Hymns #255Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs; suited to the various kinds of Christian worship; and especially designed for and adapted to the Fraternity of the Brethren... #368Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #184Page Scan
Carmina Sanctorum: a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #184Page Scan
Choral Echoes from the Church of God in All Ages: a collection of hymns and tunes adapted to all occasions of social worship #105Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #265Page Scan
Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #209Page Scan
Hymns for Church and Home #247Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ (3rd thousand) #272Page Scan
Hymns for the Church of Christ. (6th thousand) #272Page Scan
Hymns of the Church, Ancient and Modern: for the use of all who love to sing the praises of God in Christ, in the family, the school, or the church; with a discourse on music as a divine ordinance... #288Page Scan
Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #107Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #431Page Scan
Songs of Gladness for the Sabbath School #42aAudioPage Scan
Songs of the Soul: gathered out of many lands and ages #272Page Scan
The Aid to Praise #15Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #431Page Scan
The Book of Praise #d354
The Christian Hymn Book: a compilation of psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, original and selected (Rev. and enl.) #151Page Scan
The Harp #257Page Scan
The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d614
The Saints' Harp #d868
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