Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep (John Bacchus Dykes)

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  • CPDL #22183:         
Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2010-08-23).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 17 kB   Copyright: CPDL
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General Information

Title: Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes
Tune: St Aëlred
Lyricist: Godfrey Thring

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 88. 83

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:

Description: From the Church Hymnary, 1927

External websites:

Original text and translations

English.png English text

Fierce raged the tempest o'er the deep,
Watch did Thine anxious servants keep,
But Thou wast wrapt in guileless sleep,
Calm and still.

'Save, Lord, we perish,' was their cry,
'O save is in our agony!'
Thy word above the storm rose high,
'Peace, be still.'

The wild winds hushed, the angry deep
Sank like a little child to sleep,
The sullen billows ceased to leap,
At Thy will.

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.'