572. The Sailor’s Hymn

Lord of the wide-extended main!
Whose power the winds and seas controls,
Whose hand doth earth and heaven sustain,
Whose Spirit leads believing souls;

Throughout the deep Thy footsteps shine;
We own Thy way is in the sea,
O’erawed by majesty divine,
And lost in Thine immensity!

Thy wisdom here we learn to adore,
Thine everlasting truth we prove,
The wondrous heights of boundless power,
The unfathomable depths of love.

Infinite God, Thy greatness spanned
These heavens, and meted out the skies;
Lo! in the hollow of Thy hand
The measured waters sink and rise.

And here Thine unknown paths we trace,
Which dark to human eyes appear:
While through the mighty waves we pass
Faith only sees that God is here.

Text Information
First Line: Lord of the wide-extended main!
Title: The Sailor’s Hymn
Author: C. Wesley
Meter: L. M.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1866
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