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.