Almighty Father, hear our cry

Almighty Father, hear our cry.  Edward Henry Bickersteth* (1825-1906). Written in 1869, this was first published in Bickersteth’s Hymnal Companion to the Book of Common Prayer* (1870). It was then printed in the Second Edition of A&M (1875) in the section ‘For Those at Sea’. It was retained in A&M (1904), and in the Standard Edition of 1922, but dropped from A&MR.  It is a four-verse hymn, which begins  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.  It is written in the standard Trinitarian form, with verses to the Saviour and to the Holy Ghost, followed by a concluding verse to ‘Great God...

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