Almighty Father, hear our cryAuthor: Edward Henry Bickersteth
Tune: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
Published in 16 hymnals
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1 Almighty Father, hear our cry,
As o'er the trackless deep we roam;
Be Thou our haven always nigh,
On homeless waters, Thou our home.
2 O Jesus, Saviour, at Whose voice
The tempest sunk to perfect rest,
Bid Thou the fearful heart rejoice,
And cleanse and calm the trouble breast.
3 O Holy Ghost, beneath Whose power
The ocean woke to life and light,
Command Thy blessing in this hour,
Thy fostering warmth, Thy quickening might.
4 Great God of our salvation, Thee
We love, we worship, we adore;
Our refuge on times's changeful sea,
Our joy on heaven's eternal shore.
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
Lord of the ocean, hear our cry. Bishop E. H. Bickersteth. [For Use at Sea.] Written in 1869 and first published in his Hymnal Companion, 1870; No. 392, as a hymn to be used at sea, with the note in the Annotated edition, "This hymn, by the Editor, was written for this work. It is to be sung by those at sea; the one which follows [‘Eternal Father, strong to save'] is for those at sea," In the Hymnal Companion, 1870, and the revised edition, 1876, Bp. Bickersteth's hymn begins, "Almighty Father, hear our cry," Its original form as "Lord of the ocean, hear our cry," is in Bp. Bickersteth's Two Brothers, 1871, p. 249.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
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