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When Winds are Raging

When winds are raging over the upper ocean

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Published in 68 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When winds are raging o’er the upper ocean,
And billows wild contend with angry roar,
‘Tis said far down, beneath the wild commotion,
That peaceful stillness reigneth evermore.

Peace, saith the Mater;
Peace, peace be still.
Hushed is the tempest, obedient to His will;
Hushed is the tempest, obedient to His will.

2 Far, far beneath, the noise of tempests dieth,
And silver waves chime ever peacefully;
And no rude storm, how fierce soe’er it flieth,
Disturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea. [Refrain]

3 So to the heart that knows Thy love O purest,
There is a temple, sacred evermore;
And all the babble of life’s angry voices
Die in hushed stillness at its peaceful door. [Refrain]

4 Far, far away, the roar of passion dieth,
And loving tho’ts rise kind and peacefully;
And no rude storm, how fierce soe’er it flieth,
Disturbs the soul that dwells, O Lord, in Thee. [Refrain]

Source: Williston Hymns #68

Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe

Stowe, Harriet, née Beecher, daughter of the Rev. Lyman Beecher, D.D., was born at Litchfield, Connecticut, June 15, 1812. In 1832, her father having been appointed President of Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio, she removed therewith the family; and in 1833 was married to the Rev. Calvin E. Stowe, D.D., Professor of Languages and Biblical Literature in the same Institution. Her high reputation as an author is well known; and the immense success of Uncle Tom's Cabin, which first appeared in The National Era, in 1852, ensures her a lasting reputation. She has also written other well-known works. Three of her hymns appeared in the Plymouth Collection, edited by her brother, H. W. Beecher, in 1855:— 1. Still, still with Thee, when purple mo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When winds are raging over the upper ocean
Title: When Winds are Raging
Author: Harriet Beecher Stowe
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 2 of 2)

AGO Founders Hymnal #45


The Cyber Hymnal #7344

Include 66 pre-1979 instances
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