O Maker of the Sea and Sky   1 comment

Sunrise Over the Ocean

Above:  Sunrise Over the Ocean

Image in the Public Domain

Text (1905) by Henry Burton (1840-1930)

Hymn Source = The New Hymnal for American Youth (1930)


1.  O Maker of the sea and sky,

Whose world the stormy winds fulfill,

On the wide ocean thou art night,

Bidding these hearts of ours be still.

2.  What if thy footsteps are not known?

We know thy way is in the sea;

We trace the shadow of thy throne,

Constant amid inconstancy.

3.  Thou bidd’st the north or south wind blow;

The lonely seabird is in thy care;

And in the clouds which come and go,

We see thy chariots everywhere.

4.  The sun that lights the homeland dear

Spreads the new morning o’er the deep;

And in the dark thy stars appear,

Keeping their watches while we sleep.

5.  And so, secure from all alarms,

Thy seas beneath, thy skies above,

Clasped in the everlasting arms,

We rest in thine unslumbering love.

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