1 O Lord, be with us when we sail
Upon the lonely deep,
Our Guard, when on the silent deck
The midnight watch we keep.
2 We need not fear, though all around
'Mid rising winds we hear
The multitude of waters surge;
For Thou, O God, art near.
3 The calm, the breeze, the gale, the storm,
The ocean and the land,
All, all are Thine, are held within
The hollow of Thy hand.
4 As when on blue Gennesareth
Rose high the angry wave,
And Thy disciples quailed in dread,
One word of Thine could save;
5 So when the fiercer storms arise
From man's unbridled will,
Be Thou, Lord, present in our hearts
To whisper "Peace be still."
6 If duty calls from threatened strife
To guard our native shore,
And shot and shell are answering
The booming cannon's roar;
7 Be Thou the mainquard of our host,
Till war and dangers cease;
Defend the right, put up the sword,
And through the world make peace.
8 Across this troubled tide of life
Thyself our Pilot be,
Until we reach that better land,
The land that knows no sea.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5059||O Lord, Be with Us When We Sail||O Lord, be with us when we sail||DUNDEE||Edward A. Dayman||CM||<cite>Sarum Hymnal</cite>, 1868|