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Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep

Rocked in the [a] cradle of the deep

Author: Emma Willard
Tune: [Rocked in the cradle of the deep] (Knight)
Published in 52 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Rocked in the cradle of the deep,
I lay me down in peace to sleep;
Secure I rest upon the wave,
For Thou, O Lord, hast power to save.
I know Thou wilt not slight my call,
For Thou dost mark the sparrow's fall;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep.

2 And such the trust that still were mine,
Tho' stormy winds swept o'er the brine;
O, tho' the temptest's fiery breath
Rous'd me from sleep to wreck and death,
In ocean's cave still safe with Thee,
The germ of immortality;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep;
And calm and peaceful is my sleep,
Rocked in the cradle of the deep.

Source: International Song Service: with Bright Gems from fifty authors, for Sunday-schools, gospel meetings, missionary and young people's societies, prayer-meetings, etc. #141

Author: Emma Willard

Willard, Emma C. [née Hart]. A teacher and educational writer, born at Berlin, Connecticut, 1787; resided in 1838 and sometime after at Hartford, and for many years conducted a well-known school at Troy, New York. She died at Troy, 1870. Her hymn Rocked in the cradle of the deep (Sailor's Hymn), is sometimes said to have been published in 1830. It is found in Beecher's Plymouth Collection, 1855, No. 1285. Its earlier appearance has not been verified. It is a successful sailor's hymn. It is included in several modern collections. [Rev. F. M. Bird, M.A.] -- John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Rocked in the [a] cradle of the deep
Title: Rocked in the Cradle of the Deep
Author: Emma Willard
Language: English
Refrain First Line: And calm and peaceful is my sleep
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5832
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Instances

Instances (1 - 52 of 52)

Association Songs No.1 #d134

Bells of Heaven #d326

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Bilhorn's Male Chorus No. l. (Pocket ed. Columbian issue) #62

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Church Harmonies #617

Coleman's Songs for Men #d112

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship #523

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Hymns and Songs for Social and Sabbath Worship. (Rev. ed.) #523

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship #1197

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Hymns of the Spirit #267

Hymns, Religious and Patriotic #d46

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International Song Service #141

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New Soul Winning Songs #189

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Plymouth Collection #a1285

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #1285

Prayers and Hymns for the Church and the Home #d566

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Quartets and Choruses for Men #189

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Rodeheaver Collection for Male Voices #145

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Sacred and Secular Selections #118

Sacred Melodies (Revised) #d253

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Salvation Echoes #80a

School Recreations #d85

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Seth Parker's Hymnal #187

Singing for Joy #d187

Songs of Life and Power #d118

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Songs of Pilgrimage #1148

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The Assembly Hymn and Song Collection #175

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book for Public Worship #670

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book, for Public Worship #175.670

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The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book #1285

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The Baptist Hymn Book #670

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The Baptist Praise Book #1273

The Best Loved Hymns and Prayers of the American People #d286

The Big Four Quartet Book #d37

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The Brethren Hymnody #151

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The Chapel Hymnal #S19

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The Christian Hymn Book #1291

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The Christian hymnal #179

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The Cyber Hymnal #5832

The Gospel Hymnal #d521

The King in His Beauty #d151

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The Little Seraph #11

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #T11

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The New Baptist Psalmist and Tune Book #316

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The Otterbein Hymnal #547

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The People's Hymnal #547

The Praise Hymnal #548

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The Service Song Book #196

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The Songs of Zion #256

The Southern Psalmist #d702

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d735

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Voices of Victory #159

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Windows of Heaven #179

Exclude 51 pre-1979 instances
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