Scripture Verse

The Lord was my stay. Psalm 18:18


William H. Draper (1855–1933)
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Words: Will­iam H. Dra­per, in Hymns in Time of War (No­vel­lo: 1900).

Music: Trent­ham Ro­bert Jack­son, in Fif­ty Sac­red Leaf­lets, 1888 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Robert Jackson (1840–1914)


From homes of qui­et peace
We lift up hands of pray­er,
And those Thou gav­est us to love
Commend, Lord, to Thy care.

In per­ils of the sea
Watch o’er them day by day;
In per­ils of the com­mon life
Be Thou their strength and stay.

Let Thine al­migh­ty arm
Be their de­fense and shield;
And who­so­ev­er’s cause is Thine
To them the vic­to­ry yield.