Collection of Sacred Hymns, 1835

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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FAREWELL HYMNS.
 
Hymn 49 • The gallant ship is under way
HYMN 49. P. M.
 
1 The gallant ship is under way,
To bear me off to sea,
And yonder float the streamers gay,
That say she waits for me.
The seamen dip their ready oar,
As ebbing waves oft tell—
They bear me swiftly from the shore:
My native land farewell.
 
2 I go but not to plough the main
To ease a restless mind,
Nor do I toil on battle’s plain
The visitor’s wreath to twine.
’Tis not for trasurers that are hid
In mountain or in dell!
’Tis not for joys like these I bid
My native land farewell.
 
3 I go to break the fowler’s snare,
To gather Israel home:
I go the name of Christ to bear
In lands and isles unknown.
And when my pilgrim feet shall tread [p. 64]
FAREWELL HYMNS.
 
Hymn 49 • The gallant ship is under way
HYMN 49. P. M.
 
1 The gallant ship is under way,
To bear me off to sea,
And yonder float the streamers gay,
That say she waits for me.
The seamen dip their ready oar,
As ebbing waves oft tell—
They bear me swiftly from the shore:
My native land farewell.
 
2 I go but not to plough the main
To ease a restless mind,
Nor do I toil on battle’s plain
The visitor’s wreath to twine.
’Tis not for trasurers that are hid
In mountain or in dell!
’Tis not for joys like these I bid
My native land farewell.
 
3 I go to break the fowler’s snare,
To gather Israel home:
I go the name of Christ to bear
In lands and isles unknown.
And when my pilgrim feet shall tread [p. 64]
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