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Pull Away

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1 Sailors bound for yonder shore,
Pull away, pull away;
Soon the voyage will be o'er,
Pull away, pull away.
Though in face of wind and tide,
You will all the storms outride,
Soon will gain the other side,
Pull away, pull away.

Pull, pull away, pull, pull away,
'Till the closing of the day;
Keep on working as you pray,
Pull away, pull away.

2 Send the boat o'er yonder crest,
Pull away, pull away;
This is not the time to rest,
Pull away, pull away.
If you bravely face the blast,
'Till the storm of life is past,
You will rest at home at last,
Pull away, pull away. [Chorus]

3 If to Christ you would prove true,
Pull away, pull away;
There's a work for you to do,
Pull away, pull away.
Whisper in a sinners ear
Words of comfort, and of cheer;
God will help you, do not fear,
Pull away, pull away. [Chorus]

4 'Till your work on earth is done,
Pull away, pull away;
'Till the crown of life is won,
Pull away, pull away.
'Till your boat has crossed the foam,
Anchored there, no more to roam,
'Till with Jesus, safe at home,
Pull away, pull away. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #66

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sailors bound for yonder shore
Title: Pull Away
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Pull, pull away, pull, pull away
Copyright: Public Domain


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Light in the Valley #66

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