While Oer The Deep Thy Servants Sail

While o’er the deep Thy servants sail,
Send Thou, O Lord, the prosperous gale;
And on their hearts, where’er they go,
O let Thy heavenly breezes blow.

If on the morning’s wings they fly,
They will not pass beyond Thine eye:
The wanderer’s prayer Thou bend’st to hear,
And faith exults to know Thee near.

When tempests rock the groaning bark,
Oh, hide them safe in Jesus’ ark!
When in the tempting port they ride
Oh, keep them safe at Jesus’ side!

If life’s wide ocean smile or roar,
Still guide them to the heavenly shore;
And grant their dust in Christ may sleep,
Abroad, at home or in the deep.


The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord