Paddlers Prayer [27]

While lone upon the furious waves,
Where danger fiercely rides,
There is a hand, unseen, that saves,
And through the ocean guides.

Almighty Lord of land and sea,
Beneath thine eye we paddle;
And if our hope be fixed on thee,
Our hearts can never tremble.

Though tempests shake the angry deep,
And thunder’s voice appal;
Serene we wake, and calmly sleep,
Our Father governs all.

Still prove thyself through all the way,
The guardian and the friend:
Cheer with thy presence every day,
And every night defend.