Art Thou Drifting?

O my brother, art thou drifting, Drifting toward a sea

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Tune: [Oh! my brother, art thou drifting?]
Published in 6 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Oh! my brother, art thou drifting?
Drifting tow'rd a sea?
From whose shore no bark returneth,
'Tis Eternity.

Chorus:
Oh! my brother, art thou drifting,
Drifting to eternity?
Oh! my brother, art thou drifting,
Drifting to eternity?

2 At its mouth lie rocks tremendous,
Blacker than despair,
Many a noble bark, my brother,
Has been shipwreck'd there. [Chorus]

3 Hark! the wild white waves are foaming,
Hungry, fierce and bold,
O'er the shattered vessel dashing,
Dreadful, icy, cold. [Chorus]

4 But beyond those raging billows,
Lies a happy shore,
Where the saints redeemed thro' Jesus,
Dwell for evermore. [Chorus]

5 Oh! my friend, thy bark shall never
Reach that happy shore,
Till the Lord becomes your Pilot:
He will guide thee o'er. [Chorus]

6 Call Him with entreaty urgent,
Call Him near thy side,
Then o'er roughest, darkest billows,
Safely thou shalt glide. [Chorus]

Source: Crowning glory no. 2: a collection of gospel hymns #21

Author: Peter P. Bilhorn

Pseudonyms: Irene Durfee; P. H. Rob­lin (a an­a­gram of his name… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O my brother, art thou drifting, Drifting toward a sea
Title: Art Thou Drifting?
Author: Peter P. Bilhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Oh! my brother, art thou drifting
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
TextPage Scan

Crowning glory no. 2 #21

Page Scan

Crowning Glory #21

Page Scan

Golden Grain #206

Page Scan

Soul Winning Songs #116

The Crowning Glory Nos. 1 and 2 #d258

The Supplement to "The Century Gospel Songs" #d116

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.