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2 He 'll shield you with a wall of fire,

With holy zeal your hearts inspire,
Bid raging winds their fury cease,

And calm the savage breast to peace.
3 And when our labors all are o'er,

Then shall we meet to part no more, —
Meet, with the ransomed throng to fall,

And crown the Saviour Lord of all.
191.
7s. M.

BRYANT.
A Blessing invoked on Christian Teachers.
I MIGHTY One, before whose face

Wisdom had her glorious seat,
When the orbs that people space

Sprang to birth beneath thy feet ;
2 Source of truth, whose rays alone

Light the mighty world of mind ;
God of love, who from thy throne

Kindly watchest all mankind;
3 Shed on those, who in thy name

Teach the way of truth and right,
Shed that love's undying fame,

Shed that wisdom's guiding light.

WATTS.

SEAMEN'S HYMNS. 792.

L. M.

The Seaman's Song.
1 WOULD you behold the works of God,
His wonders in the world abroad ?
With hardy mariners survey

The unknown regions of the sea.
2 They leave their native shores behind,

And seize the favor of the wind;

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Till God command, and tempests rise,

That heave the ocean to the skies.
3 When land is far and death is nigh,

Bereaved of hope, to God they cry :
His mercy hears their loud address,

And sends salvation in distress.
4 He bids the winds their wrath assuage,

And stormy tempests cease to rage ;
The grateful band their fears give o'er,

And hail with joy their native shore.
5 0, may the sons of men record

The wondrous goodness of the Lord ;
Let them their purest offerings bring,

And in the church his glory sing.
793.
C. M.

ADDISON.
The Christian Mariner safe.
1 HOW are thy servants blest, O Lord !

How sure is thy defence !
Eternal Wisdom is their guide,

Their help, Omnipotence.
2 In foreign realms, and lands remote,

Supported by thy care,
Through burning climes they pass unhurt,

And breathe in tainted air.
3 When by the dreadful tempest borne

High on the broken wave,
They know thou art not slow to hear,

Nor impotent to save.
4 The storm is laid ; the winds retire,

Obedient to thy will;
The sea, that roars at thy command,

At thy command is still.
5 In midst of dangers, fears, and deaths,

Thy goodness we'll adore ;
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We'll praise thee for thy mercies past,

And humbly hope for more. 794.

L. M. L. H. SIGOURNEY.

Prayer at Sea.
1 PRAYER may be sweet in cottage homes,

Where sire and child devoutly kneel,
While through the open casement nigh

The vernal blossoms fragrant steal. 2 Prayer may be sweet in stately halls,

Where heart with kindred heart is blent,
And upward to th' eternal throne

The hymn of praise melodious sent. 3 But he who fain would know how warm

The soul's appeal to God may be,
From friends and native land should turn,

A wanderer on the faithless sea ; 4 Should bear its deep, imploring tone

Rise heavenward o'er the foaming surge,
When billows toss the fragile bark,

And fearful blasts the conflict urge.
5 Naught, naught appears but sea and sky ;

No refuge where the foot may flee :
How will he cast, O Rock divine,

The anchor of his soul on thee! 1795.

C. M. Madan's Coll.
Thanksgiving for Deliverance in a Storm.
I OUR little bark, on boisterous seas,

By cruel iempests tossed,
Without one cheerful beam of hope,

Expecting to be lost, —
2 We to the Lord, in humble prayer,

Breathed out our sad distress ;
Though feeble, yet with contrite hearts,
We begged return of peace.

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3 Then ceased the stormy winds to blow;

The surges ceased to roll ;
And soon again a placid sea

Spoke comfort to the soul.
4 O, may our grateful, trembling hearts

Their hallelujahs sing
To him who hath our lives preserved, —

Our Father and our King.
796.
L. M.

C. WESLEY.
The Mariner's Hymn.
I GLORY to thee, whose powerful word

Bids the tempestuous wind arise ;
Glory to thee, the sovereign Lord

of air, and earth, and seas, and skies ! 2 Let air, and earth, and skies obey,

And seas thine awful will perform ;
From them we learn to own thy sway,

And shout to meet the gathering storm. 3 What though the floods lift up their voice,

Thou hearest, Lord, our louder cry ;
They cannot damp thy children's joys,

Or shake the soul when God is nigh.
4 Roar on, ye waves ! our souls defy

Your roaring to disturb our rest;
In vain t'impair the calm ye try,

The calm in a believer's breast.
797. C. M.

HEMANS.
The Seaman's Hymn of Praise.
1 O GOD, thy name they well may praise,

Who to the deep go down,
And trace the wonders of thy ways,

When rocks and billows frown.
2 If glorious be that awful deep,
No human power can bind,

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What then art thou, who bidst it keep

Within its bounds confined.
3 Let heaven and earth in praise unite,

Eternal praise to thee,
Whose word can rouse the tempest's might,

Or still the raging sea. 798.

C. M.

ANONYMOUS.
The Sailor's Grade.
1 NOT in the church-yard shall be sleep,

Amid the silent gloom, —
His home was on the mighty deep,

And there shall be his tomb.
2 He loved his own bright, deep blue sea,

O'er it he loved to roam ;
And now his winding sheet shall be

That same bright ocean's foam.
3 No village bell shall toll for him

Its mournful, solemn dirge ;
The winds shall chant a requiem

To him beneath the surge.
4 For him, break not the grassy turf,

Nor turn the dewy sod;
His dust shall rest beneath the surf, .

His spirit with its God. 799. L. M. 6 L.

ANONYMOUS. The Mariner's Hymn. 1 LORD of the Sea ! — thy potent sway

Old Ocean's wildest waves obey ;
The gale that whistles through the shrouds,
The storm that drives the frighted clouds, —
If but thy whisper order peace,
How soon their rude commotions cease !
2 Lord of the Sea !- the silent hour,
And deep, dull calm, confess thy power ;

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