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God of the Seas Lyrics and Music

The sincere words and lyrics of the cherished hymn begin with "God of the seas! Thy thundering voice Makes all the roaring waves rejoice" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "God of the Seas" hymn were written by its English author Isaac Watts. The author of the hymn, Isaac Watts, was born on July 17, 1674 and died on November 25, 1748. The tender music that accompanies the "God of the Seas" song of praise was composed by Robert Guy McCutchan.  The composer of the music to the "God of the Seas" hymn, Robert Guy McCutchan, was born on September 13, 1877 and died on May 15, 1958. We have placed "God of the Seas" in the category of Christian Songs. Enjoy the lovely lyrics of this popular Christian song and worshipful church hymn.

God of the Seas Hymn
Title: God of the Seas *** Name of Composer: Robert Guy McCutchan *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Isaac Watts *** Hymns Category: Christian Songs



Author of the Lyrics
The author of the edifying words of the "God of the Seas" lyrics, Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674-November 25, 1748), was born in Southampton, England and achieved fame as a pastor and Hymn writer.

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "God of the Seas", Robert Guy McCutchan (September 13, 1877-May 15, 1958), was born in Mount Ayr, Iowa, United States and became famous as a musician, composer, teacher and dean of music at DePauw University in Indiana.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: God of the Seas
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Isaac Watts (July 17, 1674 to November 25, 1748)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics: N/A Hymn written in English

Name of Composer of Music: Robert Guy McCutchan (September 13, 1877 to May 15, 1958)
Hymn Category: Christian Songs
First Line of Hymn: "God of the seas! Thy thundering voice Makes all the roaring waves rejoice"
First Publication Date: 1707


God of the Seas Lyrics

God of the seas! Thy thundering voice
Makes all the roaring waves rejoice,
And one soft word of Thy command
Can sink them silent in the sand.

If but a Moses wave Thy rod,
The sea divides and owns its God;
The stormy floods their Maker knew,
And let His chosen armies through.

The scaly flocks amidst the sea,
To Thee, their Lord, a tribute pay;
The meanest fish that swims the flood
Leaps up, and means a praise to God.

The larger monsters of the deep
On Thy commands attendance keep;
By Thy permission sport and play,
And cleave along their foaming way.

If God His voice of tempest rears,
Leviathan lies still and fears;
Anon he lifts his nostrils high,
And spouts the ocean to the sky.

How is Thy glorious power adored
Amidst these watery nations, Lord!
Yet the bold men that trace the seas,
Bold men, refuse their Maker's praise!

What scenes of miracles they see,
And never tune a song to Thee!
While on the flood they safely ride,
They curse the hand that smoothes the tide!

Anon they plunge in watery graves,
And some drink death among the waves;
Yet the surviving crew blaspheme,
Nor own the God that rescued them.

O for some signal of Thine hand!
Shake all the seas, Lord, shake the land;
Great Judge! descend, lest men deny
That there's a God that rules the sky.

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