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The Great Titanic
i. It was on one Monday morning about four o'clock; The great Titanic began to reel and rock; The people began to scream and cry, saying: "Oh, Lord, we've got to die." Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down? Chorus Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down ? Husbands and wives, dear little children lost their lives. Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down ?
2. And when they were a-building, They declared what they could do:
They could build a ship that water couldn't go through; But God with his power in hand Showed to the world it could not stand. Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down ? Chorus
3. When Paul was out a-sailing with all his men around, God who sits in Heaven says not a one should drown. If you'll trust Him and obey, He will save you all today. Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down?
Chorus
4. Oh, it must have been awful to the people on the sea When they were singing, "Nearer, My God, to Thee."
When they were homeward bound, sixteen hundred had to drown. Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down? Chorus
5. And when the ship left England a-sailing for the shore; The rich had declared with the poor they wouldn't go.
So they put them below and they were the first that had to go. Wasn't it sad when that great ship went down p Chorus
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