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They that in ships, with courage bold

They that in ships, with courage bold

Published in 9 hymnals

Full Text

1 They that in ships, with courage bold,
O'er swelling waves their trade pursue,
Do God's amazing works behold,
And in the deep his wonders view!

2 No sooner his command is past,
But forth the dreadful tempest flies,
Which sweeps the sea with rapid blast,
And makes the stormy billows rise.

3 Sometimes the ships, toss'd up to heav'n,
On tops of mountain waves appear;
Then down the steep abyss are driv'n,
Whilst ev'ry soul dissolves with fear.

4 They reel and stagger to and fro,
Like men with fumes of wine opprest;
Nor do the skilful seamen know
Which Way to steer, what course is best.

5 Then strait to God's indulgent ear
They do their mournful cry address,
Who graciously vouchsafes to hear,
And frees them from their deep distress.

6 He does the raging storm appease,
And makes the billows calm and still;
With joy they see their fury cease,
And their intended course fulfil.

7 O then that all the earth, with me,
Would God for this his goodness praise!
And for the mighty works which he
Thro' all the wond'ring world displays!

Source: A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.XXX

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First Line: They that in ships, with courage bold



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A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.CVIIdPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship #P.XXXPage Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Publick Worship (2nd ed.) #P.CVIIdPage Scan
Hymns Suited to the Feasts and Fasts of the Church ... #d39
Seamen's Devotional Assistant and Mariners' Hymns (American Seamen's Friend Society) #d486
Seamen's Devotional Assistant, and Mariners' Hymns; prepared under direction of the American Seamen's Friend Society #331Page Scan
The Whole Book of Psalms: in metre; with hymns suited to the feasts and fasts of the church, and other occasions of public worship #CVII.IVPage Scan
Wyeth's Repository of Sacred Music: selected from the most eminent and approved authors in that science, for the use of Christian churches of every denomination...(Stereotype ed., Enl. and Imp.) #66Page Scan