Who art the confidence of all the ends of the earth, and of them that are afar off upon the sea.@Psalm 65:5

Edith Jones, in the Home Hymn Book, by Mrs. Hawkins, 1885.

Samuel (Sullivan) Arthur S. Sullivan, 1874 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Arthur S. Sullivan (1842-1900)

Father, who art alone
Our Helper and our Stay;
O hear us! as we plead
For loved ones far away;
And shield with Thine almighty hand
Our wanderers by sea and land.

O compass with Thy love
The daily path they tread!
And may Thy light and truth
Upon their hearts be shed;
That, one in all things with Thy will,
Heav’n’s peace and joy their souls may fill.

Guard them from every harm
When dangers shall assail,
And teach them that Thy power
Can never, never fail;
We cannot with our loved ones be,
But trust them, Father, unto Thee.