Pull up stream

O how many are drifting with life's restless tide

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [O how many are drifting with life's restless tide]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O how many are drifting while life’s restless tide,
On the river of time, t’wards perdition they glide;
Never heeding the warning of shore lights that gleam,
They are tho’tlessly, carelessly drifting down stream.

Refrain:
The pull up the stream,
Tho’ the current be strong,
Bravely take up your stand against sin,
O, fight the wrong;
Then pull up the stream, sailor bend to the oar,
For soon you will be anchored near the shining shore.

2 It is easy to drift in the current so strong,
It is easy to follow the great careless throng;
But to pull up the stream against waves and the storm,
It takes power of purpose God’s will to perform. [Refrain]

3 Are you pulling up stream with your pilot and guide,
Christ the Savior will help you life’s storm to out ride;
If you faithfully bravely your voyage persue,
On to Celestial shores there’ll be welcome for you. [Refrain]

Source: The King of Glory #44

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

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First Line: O how many are drifting with life's restless tide
Title: Pull up stream
Author: Haldor Lillenas

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The King of Glory #44TextAudioPage Scan
The King's Praise ... a General Purpose Song Book #d139
Wonder Hymns of Faith #d145
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