36. Almighty Father, Hear Our Cry

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 Jesu, Savior, at whose voice
The tempest sank to perfect rest,
Bid Thou the fearful heart rejoice,
And cleanse and calm the troubled 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 time’s changeful sea,
Our joy on Heav’n’s eternal shore.

Text Information
First Line: Almighty Father, hear our cry
Title: Almighty Father, Hear Our Cry
Author: Edward Bickersteth (1869)
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Original first line: "Lord of the ocean, hear our cry." Alternate tune: TRURO, Williams' Psalmodia Evangelica, 1789, Ward, arranged from an old Scottish melody by Lowell Mason, 1830
Tune Information
Name: ROCKINGHAM (Miller)
Arranger: Edward Miller (1790)
Composer: Carl P. E. Bach
Meter: LM
Incipit: 13421 35655 17655
Key: E♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain

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