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Alfred H. Miles, ed. The Sacred Poets of the Nineteenth Century. 1907.

By Hymns. V. “Lord! Thou didst arise and say”

Henry Hart Milman (1791–1868)

LORD! Thou didst arise and say

To the troubled waters “Peace,”

And the tempest died away;

Down they sank, the foaming seas;

And a calm and heaving sleep,

Spread o’er all the glassy deep;

All the azure lake serene

Like another heaven was seen.

Lord! Thy gracious word repeat

To the billows of the proud;

Quell the Tyrant’s martial heat,

Quell the fierce and changing crowd;

Then the Earth shall find repose

From its restless strife and woes;

And an imaged Heaven appear

On our world of darkness here.