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SAIL ON, O SHIP OF STATE!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. German Air.

1. Sail on, sail on, O Ship of State! Sail on, sail

2. We know what Mas - ter laid thy keel. Sail on, sail

3. Fear not each sud - den sound and shock. Sail on, sail

4. Sail on, sail on. O Ship of State! Sail on, sail


on! Sail on, O Un - ion strong and

on ! What Work - man wrought thy ribs of

on I 'Tis of the wave and not the

on! Sail on, O Un - ion strong and


great. Sail on, sail on! Hu - man - i - ty with

steel, Sail on, sail on! Who made each mast, and

rock; Sail on, sail on! 'Tis but the flap - ping

great, Sail on, sail on! Sail on, nor fear to


all its fears, With all the hopes of fu - ture years, Is

sail, and rope, What an - vils rang, what ham-mers beat. In

of the sail, And not a rent made by the gale! In

breast the sea, Our hearts, our hopes, are all with thee. Our

hanging breathless on thy fate ! Sail on, O Un-ion, strong and great! Sail

what a forge and what a heat Were shaped the anchors of thy hope! Sail

spite of rock and tempest's roar,In spite of false lights on the shore, Sail

hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears. Our faith triumphant o'er our fears. Are


on, sail on, O Ship of State, Sail on, sail on!

on, sail on, O Ship of State, Sail on, sail on!

on, sail on, O Ship of State, Sail on, sail on!

all with thee, — Are all with State, Sail on, sail on!

This work was published before January 1, 1927, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.