Fierce raged the tempest over the deepAuthor: Godfrey Thring (1861)
Tune: ST. AELRED
Published in 107 hymnals
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1 Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep,
Watch did Thine anxious servants keep,
But Thou wast wrapped in guileless sleep,
Calm and still.
2 "Save, Lord, we perish," was their cry,
"O save us in our agony!"
Thy word above the storm rose high,
"Peace, be still."
3 The wild winds hushed; the angry deep
Sank, like a little child, to sleep;
The sullen billows ceased to leap,
At Thy will.
4 So, when our life is clouded o’er,
And storm-winds drift us from the shore,
Say, lest we sink to rise no more,
"Peace, be still."
Source: The Lutheran Hymnary #242
Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep. G. Thring. [Stilling the Sea.] Written in 1861, and first published in Chope's Hymnal, 1862, No. 187, in 4 stanzas of 4 lines. It was repeated in the author's Hymns Congregational and others, 1866, No. 6; in his Hymns & Lyrics, 1874, p. 94, and in his Collection, 1882. It has passed into numerous collections in Great Britain and America, and ranks as one of the most popular of Prebendary Thring's hymns. It has been specially set to music by Dr. Dykes, in Chope's Hymnal, and by others.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 7 of 7)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Church Family Worship #362||Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep||Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep||88 83||1988|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #225||Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep||Fierce raged the tempest o’er the deep||88 83||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #144||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||ST. AELRED||Godfrey Thring||1983|
|New English Praise: a supplement to the New English Hymnal #635||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||ST AELRED||Godfrey Thring, 1823-1903||88 83||2006|
|Small Church Music #1933||St. Aelred||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||ST. AELRED||Godfrey Thring||188.8.131.52|
|Small Church Music #6010||White Gates||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||WHITE GATES||Godfrey Thring||184.108.40.206|
|The Cyber Hymnal #1526||Fierce Raged the Tempest o'er the Deep||Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep||ST. AELRED||Godfrey Thring||88.84|