Song: Pull for the Shore in The Great Awakening

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Published in The Great Awakening (Copyright 1886, by The John Church Co.)

Bliss, Philip Paul

Page 52
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 48
Verses: 3 verses

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Pull for the Shore, #48


Verse 1
Light in the darkness, sailor, day is at hand!
See, o’er the foaming billows fair Haven’s land,
Drear was the voyage, sailor, now almost o’er,
Safe within the life-boat, sailor, pull for the shore.

Pull for the shore, sailor, pull for the shore!
Heed not the rolling waves, but bend to the oar;
Safe in the life-boat, sailor, cling to self no more!
Leave the poor old stranded wreck, and pull for the shore.

Verse 2
Trust in the life-boat, sailor, all else will fail,
Stronger the surges dash and fiercer the gale,
Heed not the stormy winds, tho’ loudly they roar;
Watch the “bright and morning star,” and pull for the shore.

Verse 3
Bright gleams the morning, sailor, up lift the eye;
Clouds and darkness disappearing, glory is nigh,
Safe in the life-boat, sailor, sing evermore;
“Glory, glory hallelujah!” pull for the shore.