Below is a hymn written by the author of Amazing Grace, John Newton
for Australia's first Chaplain Richard Johnson to the tune;
"Woodlands" (Tell out my soul):
"The Lord who sends thee hence will be thine aid:
In vain at thee the lion Danger roars;
His arm and love shall keep thee undismayed
On tempest toss-ed seas, and savage shores.
"Go, bear the Saviour's name to lands unknown,
Tell to the southern world his wondrous grace;
And energy Divine thy words shall own
And draw their untaught hearts to seek his face.
"Many in quest of gold or empty fame
Would compass earth, or venture near the poles:
But how much nobler thy reward and aim
To spread his praise and win immortal souls."
An address to the inhabitants of the colonies by Richard Johnson
Read what Richard Johnson wrote to those under his care in 1792.