O Young Mariner

O young mariner, you from the haven

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson
Tune: SUNDOWN
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O young mariner, you from the haven
Under the sea-cliff, you who are watching
Broader and brighter the Gleam flying onward,
So to the land’s last limit I came,
There on the border of boundless ocean,
And all but in heaven, hovers the Gleam.

2 Not of the sunlight, not of the moonlight,
Not of the starlight, O young mariner,
Down to the haven call your companions,
Launch your vessel, and crowd your canvas,
And, ere it vanishes over the margin,
After it, follow it, follow the Gleam.

Amen.


Source: The Abingdon Song Book #190

Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

Tennyson, Alfred, Lord, son of the Rev. G. C. Tennyson, Rector of Somersby, Lincolnshire, was born at Somersby, Aug. 6, 1809; educated at Trinity College, Cambridge; appointed Poet Laureate in 1850, and raised to the Peerage in 1884. Although Lord Tennyson has not written any hymns, extracts from his poems are sometimes used as such, as "Strong Son of God, immortal Love" (Faith in the Son of God), from the Introduction to his In Memoriam, 1850; the well-known "Too late, too late, ye cannot enter now," and others. The former is sometimes given as "Spirit of immortal Love," and again as "Eternal God, immortal Love." --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O young mariner, you from the haven
Title: O Young Mariner
Author: Baron Tennyson Alfred Tennyson

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The Abingdon Song Book #190

The Hymnal for Young People #d37

The Hymnal for Young People #d190

The New Hymnal for American Youth #231

The New Hymnal for American Youth #231

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