Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

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sailor's temperance songs.                  103
4                            SONG.
OH WILD IS THE PATH.
O H wild is the path of the son of the sea, Who launches his bark on the perilous tide; But wilder by far is the reef studded lee, Where drunkards 'mid billows of drunkenness ride.
Oh fierce is the storm that the mariner braves, 'Mid thunders and lightnings afar on the foam;
But the storm of the land has more dangerous waves, Where drunkards 'mid billows of drunkenness roam.
Oh hungry as death are the monsters that prey, On the corpse of the sailor far down in the deep;
But hungrier still are the monsters who prey, Where drunkards 'mid billows of drunkenness creep.
Oh God, save the sailor with heavenly force,
From drunkards and drunkenness keep him afar ;
Oh steer him safe on in a heavenly course,
By the mild cheering light of the temperance star.
C. W. Denison.
5                            SONG.
THE TEMPERANCE CREW.
Air.—"The Bold Buccaneer.
L UFF up, boys! clew up, and furl every sail; Clear the cables—let all fly, and clew ; Though rocks are a-lee, she will laugh at the gale, For our ship has a Temperance crew I
Chorus.
Tho' rocks are a-lee, she will laugh at the gale, For our ship has a Temperance crew.
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