Temperance Hymn Book And Minstrels

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sailor's temperance songs.
We ask not " grog courage," so vaunted ;
Let it blow as it never yet blew ! To ride amidst breakers undaunted
Is the vaunt of a Temperance crew !
Chorus. To ride amidst breakers undaunted Is the vaunt of a Temperance crew.
Down anchors—pay out—let her swing free and wide ;
As our hearts, so our cables are true ; Like a sea bird she sits !—now she breasts the rough tide!
Hold on then, brave Temperance crew.
Chorus.
Like a sea bird she sits,as she breasts the rough tide! Hold on then, brave Temperance crew.
Come, a bright, bright look-out. Hail each lull, or a pause
In the gale !—we have death in our view ! But may weather the squall—for in God and our cause
Is the trust of a Temperance crew.
Chorus.
But may weather the squall, for in God and our
cause Is the trust of a Temperance crew.
Bear a hand—the storm lulls—and the tide sets off fast,
Ere again the wild hurricane brew. Set her topsails, and slip—and the danger is past;
Then huz*z*a for a Temperance crew .'
Chorus.
Set her topsails, and slip—and the danger is past; Then huzza for a Temperance crew.
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