The earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.@Isaiah 11:9

James Edmeston, Missionary Hymns 1822.

Lymington Robert Jackson (1842–1914) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Robert Jackson (1842–1914)

Roll on, though mighty ocean!
And, as thy billows flow,
Bear messengers of mercy
To every land below.
Arise, ye gales, and waft them
Safe to the destined shore;
That man may sit in darkness,
And death’s black shade no more.

O Thou eternal Ruler,
Who holdest in Thine arm
The tempests of the ocean,
Protect them from all harm!
Thy presence, Lord, be with them,
Wherever they may be;
Though far from us who love them,
Still let them be with Thee.