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

Representative 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
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then cheer, my brothers, cheer
Copyright: Public Domain

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 25 of 25)

Chimes of Glory No. 3 #d103

Church Hymnal #308

Glorious Light No. 3 #d107

Gospel Melodies #d234

Greatest and Lasting Hymns #d367

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Lasting Hymns #126

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

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Revival Message #39

Sentimental Songs #d138

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Soul Inspiring Songs #143

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Tears and Triumphs No. 3 #178

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Tears and Triumphs #126

The Best of All ; The Harp of Glory #d217

The Complete Church Hymnal #d318

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The Revival No. 2 #78

Timely Songs for Church, Singing School and Conventions #d111

Waves of Joy #d137

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