Scripture Verse

Cast thy bread upon the waters. Ecclesiastes 11:1


Words: Will­iam Ward, 1799.

Music: Far and Near (Spa­zier) Jo­hann K. Spa­zier (1761–1805) (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Spa­zier (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William Ward (1769–1823)


Oh, charge the waves to bear our friends
In safety o’er the deep;
Let the rough tempest speed their way,
Or bid its fury sleep.

Where’er thy sons pro­claim good news
Beneath the banyan’s shade,
Let the poor Hindu feel its power,
And grace his soul pervade.

O let the heavenly Shaster spread;
Bid Brahmans preach the word;
And may all India’s tribes become
One caste to serve the Lord!