One of the additions in the 1975 supplement to Great Songs of the Church was Epi Stephan Bilak’s translation of a Ukrainian poem. Jack Boyd, then professor and Director of Choral Activities at ACC, arranged the music and the song became #669 in the supplement. Shortly thereafter Boyd and the ACC chorus issued a set of LP albums to assist congregations in learning these additional selections. Below is a scan of the song from the 1975 edition of Great Songs of the Church, Number Two, With Supplement and a link to the LP album recording which may be streamed or downloaded. The clip immediately below contains just the Bilak-Boyd version of While on the Sea.
Direct link to While on the Sea audio file
If you are interested in learning more about Epi Stephan Bilak and his work in Ukraine, please browse these materials in our online repository.