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OCCASIONAL HYMNS


Safe Home in Port 236

Translated by J. M. Neale
A. S. Sullivan
 
1.
Safe home, safe home in port!

Rent cord - age, shat tered deck,
Torn sails, pro - vis - ions short,
And on - ly not a wreck :
But, O the joy up - on the shore,
To tell our voy - age per - ils o'er,

2.
The prize, the prize se - cure!

The wrest - ler near - ly fell;
Bare all he could en - dure,
And bare not al - ways well :
But he may smile at troub - les gone
Who sets the vie - tor - gar - land on !

3.
No more the foe "can harm!

No more of leag uered camp,
And cry of night a - larm,
And need of read - y lamp:
And yet how near - ly had he failed
How near - ly had that foe pre-vailed !

4.
The ex. - ile is at home!

O nights and days of tears!
O long -ings not to roam!
O sins and doubts and fears!
What mat -ters now grief 's dark-est day,
When God has wiped all tears a -way!
A - men..





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