Cast thy bread upon the waters.@Ecclesiastes 11:1

William Ward (1769–1823).

Far and Near (Spazier) C. Spazier (🔊 pdf nwc).

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!