We Were Crowded In the Cabin

We were crowded in the cabin

Author: James T. Fields
Tune: BLAENHAFREN
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We were crowded in the cabin,
Not a soul would dare to sleep,
It was midnight on the waters,
And storm was on the deep.

2 ’Tis a fearful thing in winter,
To be shattered in the blast,
And to hear the rattling trumpet,
Thunder, "Cut away the mast."

3 So we shuddered there in silence,
For the stoutest held his breath,
While the hungry sea was roaring,
And the breakers talked with death.

4 As thus we sat in darkness,
Each one busy in his prayers,
"We are lost!" the captain shouted,
As he staggered down the stairs.

5 But his little daughter whispered,
As she took his icy hand,
"Isn’t God upon the ocean,
Just the same as on the land?"

6 Then we kissed the little maiden,
And we spoke in better cheer,
And we anchored safe in harbor,
Where the morn was shining clear.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12998

Author: James T. Fields

Fields, James Thomas, born in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Dec. 31, 1816; was for some years a partner in the Boston publishing firm of Ticknor and Fields, and also the editor of the Atlantic Monthly from 1862 to 1870. From the 1854 edition of his Poems, Putnam has given 13 pieces in his Singers and Songs, &c, 1874, p. 437, one of which, "Thou Who hast called our being here "(Child's Hymn), has come into common use. He died April 24, 1881. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We were crowded in the cabin
Title: We Were Crowded In the Cabin
Author: James T. Fields
Meter: 8.7.8.7 D
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #12998
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