When waves of trouble round me swell

When waves of trouble round me swell

Author: Charlotte Elliott
Published in 54 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1. When waves of trouble round me swell,
My soul is not dismayed;
I hear a voice I know full well,
"'Tis I; be not afraid."

2. When black the threat'ning skies appear,
And storms my path invade,
Those accents tranquilize each fear,
"'Tis I; be not afraid."

3. There is a gulf that must be crossed;
Saviour, be near to aid!
Whisper, when my frail bark is tossed,
"'Tis I; be not afraid."

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #758

Author: Charlotte Elliott

Elliott, Charlotte, daughter of Charles Elliott, of Clapham and Brighton, and granddaughter of the Rev. H. Venn, of Huddersfield, was born March 18, 1789. The first 32 years of her life were spent mostly at Clapham. In 1823 she removed to Brighton, and died there Sept. 22, 1871. To her acquaintance with Dr. C. Malan, of Geneva, is attributed much of the deep spiritual-mindedness which is so prominent in her hymns. Though weak and feeble in body, she possessed a strong imagination, and a well-cultured and intellectual mind. Her love of poetry and music was great, and is reflected in her verse. Her hymns number about 150, a large percentage of which are in common use. The finest and most widely known of these are, "Just as I am” and "My God… Go to person page >

Notes

When waves of trouble [sorrow] round me swell. Charlotte Elliott. [In Affliction.] This hymn, based upon St. Matt. xiv. 27, appeared in the 1834 Appendix to the Invalid's Hymn Book, No. v., in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. Sub¬sequently it was given in the body of that collection; and is also found, unaltered, in Snepp's Songs of Grace & Glory, 1872. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Collection of Hymns and Sacred Songs. 19th ed. #d499

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #282

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A Selection of Spiritual Songs: with music for the Church and the Choir #715

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d190

Calvary Selection of Spiritual Songs with Music for the Church and the Choir #d1016

Christ in Song #d662

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Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #758

Gospel Chimes #d90

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Hymn and Tune Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South (Round Note Ed.) #536

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d588

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Hymn Book of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South #536

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Hymns and Tunes: for Public and Private Worship, and Sunday Schools #352

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #870

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d1299

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Perfect Praise #105

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #779

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Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual Songs: a manual of worship for the church of Christ #961

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d914

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1252

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #974

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian worship #974

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Songs for the Sanctuary: or hymns and tunes for Christian Worship #974

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #974

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #974

Songs in the Night; or Hymns for the Sick and Suffering. 2nd ed. #d205

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Songs of Pilgrimage: a hymnal for the churches of Christ (2nd ed.) #441

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Songs of the Church: or, hymns and tunes for Christian worship #581

Spiritual Songs for a Month. 1st Am. from the 6th Eng. ed. #d61

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The Baptist Praise Book #1003

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The Baptist Psalmody: a selection of hymns for the worship of God #767

The Blessed Way #d187

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The Canadian Baptist Hymn Book #473

The Church of God Selection of Spiritual Songs for the Church and Choir #d1012

The Hymnal of the Reformed Church in the United States #d719

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #433

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1211

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #700

The Soldier's Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #d255

The Southern Psalmist #d950

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d999

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The Voice of Praise: a collection of hymns for the use of the Methodist Church #700

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