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Lost in Sight of the Harbor

Lost in sight of the harbor

Author: John R. Clements
Tune: [Lost in sight of the harbor]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Lost in sight of the harbor,
Not on the trackless deep;
Not where ocean is blackest,
Nor where the wild winds sweep.

But lost in sight of the harbor;
Lost for the want of a hand;
Strong and certain and steadfast,
To pilot safe to the land.

2 Lost in sight of the harbor,
The days of sailing past,
In a few more brief moments,
The shore lines might be cast. [Refrain]

3 Lost in sight of the harbor,
The shore bells ringing clear,
Their sweet chimes the last music
That many a soul shall hear. [Refrain]

4 Lost in sight of the harbor,
Wrecked by the fogs of sin,
Some poor soul ship that’s sailing,
Can never enter in. [Refrain]

5 Lost in sight of the harbor,
"Lost," what a word of woe;
Choose the only sure Pilot,
Who "all the way" doth know.

Then safe you’ll rest in the harbor;
Safe by the skill of a hand,
Strong and certain and steadfast,
The Pilot to "glory land."

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11821

Author: John R. Clements

John R. Clements was born in County Armagh, Ireland 28 November 1868 and was brought to the United States at the age of two years. He worked at the age of thirteen as a retail grocery clerk and had a successful wholesale grocery business. He began writing poetry when he was young. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Lost in sight of the harbor
Title: Lost in Sight of the Harbor
Author: John R. Clements
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But lost in sight of the harbor
Publication Date: 1906
Copyright: Public Domain


The Cyber Hymnal #11821
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The Cyber Hymnal #11821

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