Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite

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1. Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite
To love Thy name and seek Thy light;
Though from each other far we be,
Let none, O Christ, be far from Thee.

2. On many a distant island shore
Still let men see Heav’n’s opened door;
’Mid silent hills, beneath fresh skies,
Let Bethel’s shining ladder rise.

3. Our sons and daughters guide in truth;
Take for Thyself the flower of youth;
Afar from home, through gain or loss,
Keep them true hearted to Thy cross.

4. Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite—
One commonwealth for God and right;
A ransomed people, strong and free,
To bring the whole wide world to Thee!

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7612

Author: Howell Elvet Lewis

Lewis, Howell Elvet, M.A., born April 14, 1860, and educated for the Congregational Ministry. After holding several charges in the country, he removed to London in 1898. His Sweet Singers of Wales, 1889, contains translations of standard Welsh hymns. They are well done, and worthy of attention on the part of hymn-book compilers. Mr. Lewis is M.A. of the University of Wales. [Rev. T. G. Crippen] --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, New Supplement (1907)… Go to person page >

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First Line: Whom oceans part, O Lord, unite
Author: Howell Elvet Lewis



William Knapp (b. Wareham, Dorsetshire, England, 1698; d. Poole, Dorsetshire, 1768) composed WAREHAM, so named for his birthplace. A glover by trade, Knapp served as the parish clerk at St. James's Church in Poole (1729-1768) and was organist in both Wareham and Poole. Known in his time as the "coun…

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