Forth From Their Fatherland

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1 Forth from their fatherland
They sailed—a Pilgrim band,
Freedom to save.
Storm-tossed and tried their bark,
On wintry waters dark;
Faith! Like a living spark
Lighted the wave.

2 Across the waters drear
We hear their word of cheer:
"God is our stay.
Hope on, whate’er betide,
Trusting the unseen Guide—
He with us will abide.
God leads the way."

3 God leads—we follow on—
Through paths our fathers won
By service high.
Honored the ground they trod,
Sacred the Mayflower sod,
Blessed be the Pilgrim’s God—
He still is nigh.

4 Let us who yet remain
Live as they—not in vain,
For Truth and Right.
Princes and peers are we,
Serving a conscience free;
Our birthright—Liberty!
God leads with might.

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14242

Author: Margaret Bradford Morton

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First Line: Forth from their fatherland
Title: Forth From Their Fatherland
Author: Margaret Bradford Morton
Language: English
Notes: Sung in First Parish Church, December 22, 1893, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Copyright: Public Domain


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