Scripture Verse

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God. Romans 8:39

Introduction

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Henry M. Gunn
(1817–1886)

Words: Hen­ry M. Gunn, 1859.

Music: Brock­ham Jer­e­mi­ah Clarke, Di­vine Com­pan­ion, se­cond ed­i­tion, 1707 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Jeremiah Clarke
(ca. 1659–1707)

Lyrics

To realms beyond the sounding sea,
Thy hand has led our sons afar;
Lord, give them grace to live for Thee;
Be still their shield and guiding star.

Bless with success their daily toils;
Strength for each hour’s demands impart;
With fruitful seasons, genial soils,
O give a grateful, trusting heart.

Though exiled from the fatherland,
Its temple-homes of praise and prayer,
May they, on yonder distant strand,
A house for God with gladness rear.

There make the places of Thy feet
Most glorious—there Thy grace display;
That myriads thence Thy smile may greet,
When Heaven and earth have passed away.