O sailor on a treacherous sea

O sailor on a treacherous sea

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [O sailor on a treacherous sea]
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1 O sailor on a treacherous sea,
Tho' rent thy ev'ry sail may be,
Tho' all thy earthly hopes are past,
And thou art clinging to the mast.

Chorus:
Hold fast a moment more,
Behold a light upon the shore;
Tho' scarce a beam thine eye can see,
Thy Saviour comes to rescue thee.

2 Hold fast, be strong and banish fear;
Look up, behold the harbor near;
A cry of joy from yonder strand,
Where lov'd ones wait to clasp thy hand. [Chorus]

3 Tho surges roll, and waves run high,
The Gospel lifeboat still is nigh;
It cannot from its course be driv'n,
'Tis sure to reach the port of Heav'n. [Chorus]

4 Oh, sailor! lift again thine eyes,
Behold with joy and glad surprise
A glorious morn, that dawns for thee,
Far, far beyond a stormy sea. [Chorus]

5 Oh, land of rest from toil and care,
Who would not long to enter there,
Where ev'ry throb of pain shall cease,
And ev'ry sigh be hushed to peace! [Chorus]

Source: Hallowed Hymns, New and Old #9

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton, Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Southeast, Putnam County, N. Y., March 24,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O sailor on a treacherous sea
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Hold fast a moment more

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