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While o'er the deep Thy servants sail

While o'er the deep thy servants sail

Author: George Burgess
Published in 46 hymnals

Representative Text

1 While o'er the deep Thy servants sail,
Send Thou, O Lord, the prosperous gale;
And on their hearts, where'er they go,
O let Thy heavenly breezes blow.

2 If on the morning's wings they fly,
They will not pass beyond Thine eye:
The wanderer's prayer Thou bend'st to hear,
And faith exults to know Thee near.

3 When tempests rock the groaning bark,
Oh, hide them safe in Jesus' ark!
When in the tempting port they ride
Oh, keep them safe at Jesus' side!

4 If life's wide ocean smile or roar,
Still guide them to the heavenly shore;
And grant their dust in Christ may sleep,
Abroad, at home or in the deep.

Amen.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Author: George Burgess

Burgess, George, D.D. Bishop Burgess was born at Providence, Rhode Island, Oct. 31, 1809, and graduated at Brown University, 1826, where he was for some time a tutor. After studying for two years in Germany, he took Holy Orders, and in 1834 became Rector of Christ Church, Hartford. In 1847 he was consecrated Bishop of Maine, and also entered upon the Rectory of Christ Church, Gardiner. He died in Haiti, April 3, 1866. His Life was published by bis brother in 18G9. His works include The Book of Psalms translated into English Verse, 1839; The American Metrical Psalter, N. Y., 1864; and Poems, Hartford, 1868. His Psalms and Hymns in use are;—- 1. Lord, in Thy Name we spread the sail, Sailor’s Hymn. This hymn is included in his Poems, 186… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: While o'er the deep thy servants sail
Title: While o'er the deep Thy servants sail
Author: George Burgess
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English

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Instances

Instances (1 - 46 of 46)
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A Selection of Hymns #378

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Carmina Sanctorum, a selection of hymns and songs of praise with tunes #664

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Carmina Sanctorum #664

Chapel Hymns #d655

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Hallowed Songs #209

Hymn Book of the Colored M.E. Church in America #d594

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d564

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1111

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Hymnal of the Methodist Episcopal Church #1111

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1143

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1198

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Many Voices; or, Carmina Sanctorum, Evangelistic Edition with Tunes #483

Methodist Hymn and Tune Book #d869

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Methodist Hymn-Book #932

Mission Songs #d165

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Psalms and Hymns, for Christian Use and Worship #H634

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Songs for Social and Public Worship #156

Songs for the New Life #d725

Songs for the Sanctuary, or Hymns and Tunes for Christian Worship #ad1266

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1314

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1314

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Songs for the Sanctuary #1314

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Baptist Ed.) #1314

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Songs for the Sanctuary; or, Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (Words only) #1314

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Songs of Devotion for Christian Assocations #72

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Songs of the Church #839

The Book of Praise #d901

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The Brilliant #40

The Christian Hymnist #d601

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The Church Hymnal #308

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The Church Hymnal #308

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The Clifton Chapel Collection of "Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs" #1282

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The Devotional Hymn and Tune Book #9

The Devotional Hymn Book #d560

The Hour of Praise #d81

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The Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892 #308

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The Hymnal #308

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The Manual of Praise for Sabbath and Social Worship #435

The People's Praise Book or Carmina Sanctorum #d710

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The Primitive Baptist Hymnal #353

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The Reformed Church Hymnal #562

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #231c

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d1225

The Service of Song for Baptist Churches #d1006

The Vestry Hymn and Tune Book #d528

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