6893. To Realms Beyond the Sounding Sea

1. To realms beyond the sounding sea,
Thy hand has led our sons afar;
Lord, give them grace to live for Thee;
Be still their shield and guiding star.

2. Bless with success their daily toils;
Strength for each hour’s demands impart;
With fruitful seasons, genial soils,
O give a grateful, trusting heart.

3. Though exiled from the fatherland,
Its temple-homes of praise and prayer,
May they, on yonder distant strand,
A house for God with gladness rear.

4. There make the places of Thy feet
Most glorious—there Thy grace display;
That myriads thence Thy smile may greet,
When Heaven and earth have passed away.

Text Information
First Line: To realms beyond the sounding sea
Title: To Realms Beyond the Sounding Sea
Author: Henry M. Gunn, 1817-1886
Meter: LM
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Composer: Jeremiah Clarke (1707)
Meter: LM
Incipit: 51237 12724 43134
Key: G Major
Source: Di­vine Com­pan­ion, se­cond edi­tion, 1707
Copyright: Public Domain

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