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The boat from the other shore

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1 You are launching your boat on the sea of life,
Will it bear your immortal soul?
If ‘tis guided or built by a human hand,
it will sink when the billows roll.
There’s a boat that is sent by the Father’s love,
It will carry you safely o’er;
It is guided by One who can never fail;
‘Tis the boat from the other shore.

Never fear when the tempests of life beat high,
And the wild waves around you roar;
You are safe if you sail with the Pilot true
In the boat from the other shore.

2 How the breakers are dashing the shattered wrecks
That are borne by the surging tide!
They are boats that were builded by unbelief,
Or by riches and earthly pride.
They were lost on the rocks when the storms arose,
Going down with their precious store;
But the boat that will weather the strongest gale
Is the boat from the other shore. [Refrain]

3 All the blessings of pardon and peace and love
Have been sent from the other side,
Where the angels, who always behold His face,
In the riches of grace abide.
We must pass on the waves but we need not fear,
For He promises o’er and o’er,
He will save ev’ry soul that will trust the Guide,
In the boat from the other shore. [Refrain]

4 All the friends who have crossed to the other side
Wait to greet us with “welcome home.”
Shall we launch on the raft of an earthly hope,
And go down ‘neath the ocean’s foam?
Take the boat that is sent by the Father’s love—
Dwell in safety forever more.
If you’re bound for the port of eternal peace,
Take the boat from the other shore. [Refrain]

Source: Consecrated Hymns #25

Author: Lanta Wilson Smith

Lanta Wilson Smith was born July 19, 1856 at Castine, Maine, and died October 19, 1939 at Taunton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of a Methodist minister, William J. Wilson, and his wife Sedelia Follett. Her father belonged to the Maine, and later the East Maine Conferences from 1846 until 1866, when he with his family traveled in a covered wagon to the west, where he served as minister in Nebraska and Dakota. Later he returned to New England and founded out his sixty-four years in the ministry at an appointment in Hingham, Massachusetts. From her early childhood Lanta sang and played the organ in church and Sunday school wherever her father was located. When seventeen she attended Bucksport Seminary, Maine, where she received som… Go to person page >

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First Line: You are launching your boat
Title: The boat from the other shore
Author: Lanta Wilson Smith
Refrain First Line: Never fear when the tempests


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