Harbor and home

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1 The sailor tossed on the storm swept sea,
Longs for the haven and the headland's lee;
Through fog or gloom he seeks his way
To the port of rest and the shining day.

God is a refuge, forevermore!
God is a refuge forevermore!
Guide us to the harbor,
Guide us to the harbor,
O guide us to the harbor and the deathless shore.

2 The child of God in this storm swept life,
Looks for the haven and the end of strife;
For he steers his bark by the Bible's ray,
And he trust his God as he waits for day. [Chorus]

3 He prays, and works, and his faith is strong,
Harbor is nearing, and he'll not wait long,
For the shining gates he can almost see,
Of the holy home where he longs to be. [Chorus]

4 The day is near of the saints' release;
All storms will cease in that port of peace:
And sin and sorrow shall be no more,
In the deathless home on the other shore. [Chorus]

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #166

Author: Frederick S. Stanton

Stanton, Frederick S. (New Bedford, Massachusetts, December 20, 1857--October 1, 1915, New Bedford). Held a Bachelor of Music degree and was ordained to the Advent Christian ministry. He held pastorates at Hudson Falls, New York and Lawrence, Mass. Ill health and a final paralysis limited activity in his later years, although he supplied in various churches around New Bedford. He wrote words and music to a number of hymns, and composed the music for other Advent Christian hymn-writers. He was secretary of the Southern Massachusetts District Conference of his denomination. He contributed to the preparation of several of its hymnals, and was co-editor of The Golden Sheaf (1898), Carols of Hope (1906) and The Advent Christian Hymnal (1913).… Go to person page >

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First Line: The sailor tossed the storm swept sea
Title: Harbor and home
Author: Frederick S. Stanton
Refrain First Line: God is a refuge forevermore
Copyright: Public Domain


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