Scripture Verse

Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, Thou stillest them. Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; Thou hast scattered Thine enemies with Thy strong arm. Psalm 89:9–10


Words: Ben­ja­min Bed­dome (1717–1795). Pub­lished post­hu­mous­ly in Hymns Adapt­ed to Pub­lic Wor­ship (Lon­don: Bu­rton & Briggs, 1818), num­ber 698, alt. Suc­cess of the Gos­pel.

Music: St. Fla­vi­an Day’s Psal­ter, 1563 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Bed­dome (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


Awake, awake! Thou migh­ty Arm,
Who hast such won­ders wrought;
Who cap­tive Is­ra­el freed from harm,
And out of Egypt brought.

Art Thou not He who Ra­hab slew,
And crushed the dra­gon’s head?
Constrained by Thee, the waves with­drew
From their ac­cus­tomed bed.

Again Thy wont­ed prow­ess show,
Be Thou made bare again;
And let Thine ad­ver­sa­ries know,
That they re­sist in vain.