O Lord, be with us when we sail

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    Verse 1
    O Lord, be with us when we sail
    Upon the lonely deep,
    Our Guard when on silent deck
    The midnight watch we keep.

    Verse 2
    We need not fear, though all around,
    'Mid rising winds, we hear
    The multitude of waters surge; ?
    For Thou, O God, art near.

    Verse 3
    If duty calls from threatened strife
    To guard our native shore,
    And shot and shell are answering fast
    The booming cannon's roar.

    Verse 4
    Be Thou the mainguard of our host,
    Till war and danger cease:
    Defend the right, put up the sword,
    And through the world make peace.

    Verse 5
    So when the fiercer storms arise
    From man's unbridled will,
    Be Thou, Lord, present in our hearts
    To whisper, `Peace, be still.`

    Verse 6
    Across this troubled tide of life
    Thyself our Pilot be,
    Until we reach that better land,
    The land that knows no sea.