O Lord, be with us when we sail (Joseph Barnby)
- Editor: James Gibb (submitted 2018-11-08). Score information: A4, 1 page, 54 kB Copyright: CPDL
- Edition notes: Transcribed from the edition on IMSLP. Note values halved.
Title: O Lord, be with us when we sail
Composer: Joseph Barnby
Lyricist: Edward Arthur Dayman
Number of voices: 4vv Voicing: Unison
Genre: Sacred, Hymn Meter: 86. 86 (C.M.)
Instruments: A cappella
First published: 1897 in Hymn Tunes, no. 18, p. 8
Original text and translations
1 O Lord, be with us when we sail
Upon the lonely deep,
Our Guard when on the silent deck
The midnight watch we keep.
2 We need not fear, though all around
'Mid rising winds we hear
The multitude of waters surge,
For Thou, O God, art near.
3 The calm, the breeze, the gale, the storm
That pass from land to land,
All, all are Thine, are held within
The hollow of Thy hand.
4 Across this troubled tide of life
Our Pilot Thou abide
Until we reach that better land,
Beyond both time and tide.
5 To Thee the Father, Thee the Son,
Whom earth and sky adore,
And Spirit, moving on the deep,
Be praise for evermore.