To Realms Beyond the Sounding Sea

To realms beyond the sounding sea

Author: Henry M. Gunn, 1817-1886
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1. To realms beyond the sounding sea,
Thy hand has led our sons afar;
Lord, give them grace to live for Thee;
Be still their shield and guiding star.

2. Bless with success their daily toils;
Strength for each hour’s demands impart;
With fruitful seasons, genial soils,
O give a grateful, trusting heart.

3. Though exiled from the fatherland,
Its temple-homes of praise and prayer,
May they, on yonder distant strand,
A house for God with gladness rear.

4. There make the places of Thy feet
Most glorious—there Thy grace display;
That myriads thence Thy smile may greet,
When Heaven and earth have passed away.

Author: Henry M. Gunn, 1817-1886

Gunn, Henry Mayo, was born March 25, 1817, at Chard, Somerset, and educated at Mill Hill School, and at University College. He held several pastorates, beginning with Basingstoke in 1841, and closing with Sevenoaks in 1881. He d. May 21, 1886. He published various works, chiefly descriptive of the Nonconformist Churches and their principles. Besides translating some of the earlier Greek and Latin hymns for the Excelsior edited by the late Dr. James Hamilton, he wrote many hymns, including:— 1. Higher, higher to the Cross. The Cross of Christ. Appeared, in 6 stanzas of 4 lines, in the 1866 Supplement to the collection used in the Redland Congregational Church, Bristol. It is also issued in sheet form. 2. Our fathers were high-minde… Go to person page >

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First Line: To realms beyond the sounding sea
Title: To Realms Beyond the Sounding Sea
Author: Henry M. Gunn, 1817-1886
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


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