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Launch thy bark, mariner

Launch thy bark, mariner

Author: Caroline A. B. Southey
Published in 11 hymnals

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Launch thy bark, mariner!
Christian, God speed thee!
Let loose the rudder bands,
Good angels lead thee!
Set thy sails warily,
Tempests will come;
Steer thy course steadily,
Christian, steer home!

Look to the weather bow,
Breakers are round thee;
Let fall thy plummet now,
Shallows may ground thee.
Reef in thy foresail there;
Hold the helm fast;
So,—let the vessel wear,—
By swept the blast.

Slacken no sail yet, at
Inlet or island;
Straight for the beacon steer,—
Straight for the highland;
Crowd all the canvass on,
Cut through the foam;—
Christian! cast anchor now;
Heaven is thy home!

Source: A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #431

Author: Caroline A. B. Southey

Southey, Caroline Ann, née Bowles, daughter of Charles Bowles, of Buckland, near Lymington, was born in 1786; married, in 1839, to Robert Southey, the poet; and died in 1854. Her publications include Solitary Hours, 1826; The Birthday, a Poem, 1836; and some prose works. Her Poetical Works were published in 1867; and her correspondence with Southey in 1882. A few pieces from her works are in common use as hymns:— 1. I weep, but not rebellious tears. For the Aged. Published in her Solitary Hours, 1826; and, again, in her Poetical Works, 1867, p. 285, in 5 stanzas of 6 lines. It is given, in full, in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858. To the line, "The faithful few made perfect there " (st. v., 1. 5), the fol¬lowing note is appen… Go to person page >

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First Line: Launch thy bark, mariner
Author: Caroline A. B. Southey



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A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion (15th ed.) #431Text
A Book of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion. (10th ed.) #431Page Scan
Gems of Song #d9
Hymns for First-Day Schools #33Page Scan
Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #33Page Scan
The Church Harp #d55
The Church Harp. Rev. ed. #d71
The Gospel Psalmist #928Page Scan
The Service of Praise #d165
The Social Harp: Comprising the Richest Variety of Spiritual Songs ... #d173
The Tabernacle #d160
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