Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

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102                 sailor's temperance songs.
'Tis he can put the ship about—
" Ho.' breakers ! Helm's a-lee !" And ever keeps the bright look-out,
To luff, or steer her free. Blow high, blow low, on him depend ;
Jack Temperance is the lad, The kindest, truest, firmest friend
Poor sailor ever had. .
3                            SONG.
RULE, TEMPERANCE, RULE.
T EMPERANCE, with pinions widely spread, Flies through the world at heaven's command; And blessings by her influence shed Charter her rule in every land. Rule, temperance, rule—true temperance, rule the age,
And stamp an era bright on history's page.
She strikes not with the faulchion's edge,
To free the vice-besotted slave ; She simply bears a twofold pledge,
With it to conquer and to save. Rule, temperance, rule—true temperance, rule the age, And stamp an era bright on history's page.
And e'en upon the raging main,
When shattered barks are tempest-tost, That magic pledge shall hold its reign, And bind the seaman to his post. Rule, temperance, rule—true temperance, rule the age, And stamp an era bright on history's page.
To rouse the mind to virtue's call—
All reckless of the taunt of fools— Offending none, inviting all,
She comes, she conquers, and she rules. Rule, temperance, rule—true, temperance, Tule the age, And stamp an era bright on history's page.
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