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-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

William Ward


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!