The lifeboat

We're floating down the stream of time

Author: M. M. Brabham
Tune: [We’re floating down the stream of time]
Published in 25 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We’re floating down the stream of time,
We have not long to stay;
The stormy clouds of darkness
Will turn to brightest day.
Then let us all take courage,
For we’re not left alone;
The lifeboat soon is coming
To gather the Jewels home.

Refrain:
Then cheer, my brother, cheer,
Our trials will soon be o’er,
Our lov’d ones we shall meet, shall meet,
Upon the golden shore.
We’re pilgrims and we’re strangers here,
We’re seeking a city to come,
The lifeboat soon is coming,
To gather the Jewels home.

2 Sometimes the Devil tempts me,
And says it’s all in vain
To try to live a Christian life
And walk in Jesus’ name;
But then we hear the Master say,
“I’ll lend you a helping hand,
And if you’ll only trust me,
I’ll guide you to the land.” [Refrain]

3 The lifeboat soon is coming,
By eyes of faith I see
As she sweeps thro’ the waters
To rescue you and me,
And land us safely in the port
With friends we love so dear.
“Get ready,” cries the Captain;
“Oh, look, she’s almost here.” [Refrain]

4 Oh, now’s the time to get on board,
While she is passing by;
But if you stand and wait too long,
You shall forever die;
The fare is paid for one and all,
The Captain bids you come,
And get on board the lifeboat,
She’ll carry you safely home. [Refrain]

Source: Soul Inspiring Songs #143

Author: M. M. Brabham

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Text Information

First Line: We're floating down the stream of time
Title: The lifeboat
Author: M. M. Brabham
Refrain First Line: Then cheer, my brothers, [comrades] cheer

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Chimes of Glory No. 3 #d103
Church Hymnal #308
Glorious Light No. 3 #d107
Gospel Melodies #d234
Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d367
Lasting Hymns: a collection of songs specially designed for every department of worship and suitable for all services of the churches #126Page Scan
Let Everybody Sing #d249
Living Songs of Faith and Hope #d204
Majestic Hymns #d260
My Favorite Gospel Solos and Duets #d35
Quartet Song Book No. 3 #d93
Redemption's Message #d137
Resurrected Songs prepared for the Church #d249
Revival Message #d144
Sentimental Songs #d138
Sing Hosannas, a Revised and Enlarged Edition of Let Everybody Sing #d274
Soul Inspiring Songs #143TextAudioPage Scan
Tears and Triumphs No. 3 #178Page Scan
Tears and Triumphs: For Revivals, Sunday Schools & the Home #126Page Scan
The Best of All ; The Harp of Glory: the Best Old Hymns, the Best New Hymns #d217
The Complete Church Hymnal #d318
The New Jubilee Harp, or Christian hymns and songs. a new collection of hymns and tunes for public and social worship. #201 S
The Revival No. 2: suitable for all kinds of religious meetings #78Page Scan
Timely Songs for Church, Singing School and Conventions #d111
Waves of Joy #d137



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