O Lord, be with us when we sail

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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
That pass from land to land,
All, all are Thine, are held within
The hollow of Thy hand.

4 Across this troubled tide of life
Our Pilot Thou abide
Until we reach that better land,
Beyond both time and tide.

5 To Thee the Father, Thee the Son,
Whom earth and sky adore,
And Spirit, moving on the deep,
Be praise for evermore.

Amen.

Source: The Hymnal and Order of Service #587

Author: Edward A. Dayman

Dayman, Edward Arthur, B.D., 3rd son of John Dayman, of Mambury, N. Devon, born at Padstow in Cornwall, 11th July, 1807, and educated at Blundell's School, Tiverton, Devon, and Exeter College Oxon. 1st Class in Lit. Hum. 1829, B.A. 1830, M.A. 1831, B.D. 1841. He was for some time Fellow and Tutor of his College, and Pro-Proctor, 1835. Taking Holy Orders in 1835, he became successively examiner for University Scholarship for Latin, 1838; in Lit. Hum., 1838-1839, and 1841-1842, Sen. Proctor of the University 1840, Rector of Shilling-Okeford or Shillingstone, Dorset, 1842; Rural Dean, 1849; Proctor in Convocation, 1852; and Hon. Canon of Bitton in Sarum Cathedral, 1862. His works include Modern Infidelity, 1861, and Essay on Inspiration, 1864.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O Lord, be with us when we sail
Author: Edward A. Dayman (1876)
Meter: 8.6.8.6
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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