Oh God that madest the earth and sky

Oh God that madest the earth and sky

Author: Reginald Heber
Published in 16 hymnals

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1 Oh God that madest the earth and sky,
The darkness and the day,
Give ear to this thy family,
And help us when we pray!
For wide the waves of bitterness
Around our vessel roar,
And heavy grows the pilot's heart,
To view the rocky shore!

2 The cross our Master bore for us,
For Him we fain would bear;
But mortal strength to weakness turns,
And courage to despair!
Then mercy on our failings, Lord!
Our sinking faith renew!
And when his sorrows visit us,
Oh send his patience too!

A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship, 1830

Author: Reginald Heber

Reginald Heber was born in 1783 into a wealthy, educated family. He was a bright youth, translating a Latin classic into English verse by the time he was seven, entering Oxford at 17, and winning two awards for his poetry during his time there. After his graduation he became rector of his father's church in the village of Hodnet near Shrewsbury in the west of England where he remained for 16 years. He was appointed Bishop of Calcutta in 1823 and worked tirelessly for three years until the weather and travel took its toll on his health and he died of a stroke. Most of his 57 hymns, which include "Holy, Holy, Holy," are still in use today. -- Greg Scheer, 1995… Go to person page >

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First Line: Oh God that madest the earth and sky
Author: Reginald Heber
Publication Date: 1830
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #545Text
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship #506Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (10th ed.) #506Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship (6th ed.) #506Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. (3rd ed.) #506Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms and Hymns for Christian Worship. 16th ed. #506Page Scan
A Collection of Psalms, Hymns, and Spiritual Songs: with the music of Mason's Sacred Harp and Missouri Harmony adapted #631Page Scan
Hymn Book for Christian Worship #516Page Scan
Hymnal #7Page Scan
Hymns for Public Worship #287Page Scan
Hymns for the Christian Church, for the Use of the First Church of Christ in Boston #422Page Scan
Hymns of the Church Universal #440Page Scan
Hymns of the Spirit #598Page Scan
New Hymn and Tune book: an Offering of Praise for the Methodist Episcopal Church #119fPage Scan
New Hymn and Tune Book: an Offering of Praise for the Use of the African M. E. Zion Church of America #119fPage Scan
The Packer Hymnal #6Page Scan



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