Pull Against the Tide

Pull against the tide brother

Author: Ada Habershon
Tune: [Pull against the tide brother]
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Pull against the tide brother,
Pull against the tide,
Yet the current floweth swift brother
‘Tis easier far to drift brother,
Then pull against the tide.

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #188

Author: Ada Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

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First Line: Pull against the tide brother
Title: Pull Against the Tide
Author: Ada Habershon
Publication Date: 1910
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #188

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