William W. How (b. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England, 1823; d. Leenane, County Mayo, Ireland, 1897) studied at Wadham College, Oxford, and Durham University and was ordained in the Church of England in 1847. He served various congregations and became Suffragan Bishop in east London in 1879 and Bishop of Wakefield in 1888. Called both the "poor man's bishop" and "the children's bishop," How was known for his work among the destitute in the London slums and among the factory workers in west Yorkshire. He wrote a number of theological works about controversies surrounding the Oxford Movement and attempted to reconcile biblical creation with the theory of evolution. He was joint editor of Psalms and Hymns (1854) and Church Hymns (1871). While rec… Go to person page >
When the wild [dark] waves round us roll. Bishop W. W. How. [St. Peter.] Published in the enlarged edition of Morrell and How's Psalms and Hymns, 1864, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines. In the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns, 1871, Thring's Collection, 1882, and others, it reads, "When the dark waves round us roll." It is a very popular hymn and is found in many collections.
Display Title: When the Dark Waves Round Us RollFirst Line: [When the Dark Waves Round Us Roll]Author: William Walsham HowScripture: Mark 6:52Date: 2008Source: Cyberhymnal (http://www.hymntime.com/tch/, 1996)
Display Title: When the Dark Waves Round Us RollFirst Line: When the dark waves round us rollTune Title: WOODMANAuthor: William W. HowMeter: 77.77Source: In the enlarged edition of Morrell and How's Psalms and Hymns, 1864