O Lord, be with us when we sail

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CGS No.: 
630

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.