Yonder a vessel is breasting the gale

Yonder a vessel is breasting the gale

Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Tune: [Yonder a vessel is breasting the gale]
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Yonder a vessel is breasting the gale,
Lost is her rudder, and rent ev’ry sail;
Heavily laden, there’s nought can prevail,
O’er her the waters must rush with a wail.

Out! Out with the life-boats!
Yonder are perishing souls in their need;
Out! out with the life-boats!
Over the waters be flying with speed.

2 See she has stranded! a wreck she must be,
Yes, she is breading, so wild is the sea;
Signals are waving, and cries may be heard,
Surely among us some hearts may be stir’d. [Refrain]

3 Life has its ocean, and out on its sea,
Sin spreads its danger, tho’ hidden they be,
Souls there are stranded, and loud is the cry,
Help now is needed, or else they must die. [Refrain]

Source: Triumphant Songs No.2 #92

Author: E. C. Ellsworth

Late 19th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Yonder a vessel is breasting the gale
Author: E. C. Ellsworth
Refrain First Line: Out with the lifeboats
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 8 of 8)

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