Last Night, My Lads

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1 Last night, my lads, we toiled away,
Oh, so drearily, drearily;
But we weighed our anchor at break of day,
Oh, so cheerily, cheerily.

So keep up heart and courage, friends!
For home is just in sight;
And who will heed, when safely there,
The perils of the night?

2 Just so we toil through earth’s dark night,
Oh, so drearily, drearily;
Yet we trust to sail at dawn of light,
Oh, so cheerily, cheerily. [Refrain-

3 Though storm clouds come oft ere we land,
Oh, so readily, readily;
Still we trust as guides the Helmsman’s hand,
Oh, so steadily, steadily. [Refrain]

4 When we reach heaven’s shore ’twill be
Drear, no, nevermore, nevermore;
Not a toil nor care, but jubilee
Cheer, yes, evermore, evermore. [Refrain]

Timeless Truths

Author: Anonymous

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Author (st. 3-4): Joel A. Erickson

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Text Information

First Line: Last night, my lads, we toiled away
Title: Last Night, My Lads
Author: Anonymous (1877)
Author (st. 3-4): Joel A. Erickson (2004)
Language: English


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