The Army and Navy Hymnal/Hymns/O Maker of the Sea and Sky
|O Maker of the Sea and Sky||101|
|Henry Burton, 1605||From the Kyrie, Twelfth Mass,
by Johann Mozart, 1756-1791
1.Maker of the sea and sky,
Whose word the storm-y winds fulfill,
On the wide ocean thou art nigh,
Bidding these hearts of ours be still.
2.Thou bidd'st the north or south wind blow;
The lonely sea bird is thy care;
And in the clouds which come and go,
We see thy chariots everywhere.
3.The sun that lights the homeland dear
Spreads the new morning o'er the deep;
And in the dark thy stars appear,
Keeping their watches while we sleep.
4.And so, secure from all arms,
Thy seas beneath, thy skies above,
Clasped in the everlastng arms,