1 O King of earth and air and sea!
The hungry ravens cry to Thee;
To Thee the scaly tribes that sweep
The bosom of the boundless deep;
2 To Thee the lions roaring call,
The common Father, kind to all!
Then grant Thy servants, Lord! we pray,
Our daily bread from day to day!
3 The fishes may for food complain;
The ravens spread their wings in vain;
The roaring lions lack and pine;
But God! Thou carest still for Thine!
4 Thy bounteous hand with food can bless
The bleak and lonely wilderness;
And Thou hast taught us, Lord! to pray
For daily bread from day to day!
5 And oh, when through the wilds we roam
That part us from our heavenly home;
When, lost in danger, want or woe,
Our faithless tears begin to flow;
6 Do Thou Thy gracious comfort give,
By which alone the soul may live;
And grant Thy servants, Lord! we pray,
The bread of life from day to day!
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #10896