That they may be one, even as We are One. John 17:22
Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite
To love Thy name and seek Thy light;
Though from each other far we be,
Let none, O Christ, be far from Thee.
On many a distant island shore
Still let men see Heav’n’s opened door;
’Mid silent hills, beneath fresh skies,
Let Bethel’s shining ladder rise.
Our sons and daughters guide in truth;
Take for Thyself the flower of youth;
Afar from home, through gain or loss,
Keep them true hearted to Thy cross.
Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite—
One commonwealth for God and right;
A ransomed people, strong and free,
To bring the whole wide world to Thee!