May the Lord help you to do your duty & guide you
through all the dangers by land and sea.
May you see the Works of the Lord & all His Wonders
in the deep.
I tore the fly-leaf out of the Bible that Queen Alexandra had given to the ship, with her own writing in it, and also the wonderful page of Job containing the verse:
Out of whose womb came the ice?
And the hoary frost of Heaven, who hath gendered it?
The waters are hid as with a stone,
And the face of the deep is frozen. [Job 38:29–30]
— Ernest Shackleton, South