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THE MARINER'S HYMN




Lord of the Sea!—thy potent sway
Old Ocean’s wildest waves obey;
The gale that whistles through the shrouds,
The storm that drives the frighted clouds —
If but thy whisper order peace,
How soon their rude commotions cease!


Lord of the Sea!—the silent hour,
And deep, dull calm, confess thy power;
The sun that pours his welcome light,
The moon that makes the dark scene bright,
The guiding star, the favouring wind,
Display a good and sovereign mind.


Lord of the Sea!—the seaman keep
From all the dangers of the deep!
When high the white-capped billows rise,
When tempests roar along the skies,
When foes or shoals awaken fear —
O! in thy mercy be thou near!


Lord of the Sea!—when, safe from harm,
The Sailor rests in slumbers calm,
May dreams of home his spirit cheer,—
Dreams that shall never false appear;
My thoughts of friends, and peace, and thee,
His solid consolations be!


Lord of the Sea!—a sea is life
Of care and sorrow, woe and strife!
With watchful pains we steer along,
To keep the right path, shun the wrong:
God grant, that, after every roam,
We gain an everlasting home!

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LYRICS
Meter: 8 8 8 8 8 8
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      Hymn/Song Book Year Song #
      1851# 501
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