Sung by: Mary Frances (Mrs. G.H.) Caldwell
Recorded in Pine Bluff, AR 11/10/62

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(Comment by Mrs. Caldwell: "Well, this song I've heard my daddy sing when I was a little girl, and uh, now I don't know whether . . .")

We're floating down the stream of time;
We haven't got long to stay.
The stormy clouds of darkness
Will turn to brighter day
And land us safely in the port
With friends we've loved so dear.
"Get ready," cries the captain,
"Oh, look, she's almost here."

Chorus: Then cheer, my brother, cheer;
Our trials will soon be o'er.
Our loved ones we shall meet again
Upon the golden shore.
We're pilgrims and we're strangers here.
We're seeking a city to come.
The lifeboat soon is coming
To gather the jewels home.

Sometimes we feel discouraged
And think it's all in vain
For us to live a Christian life
And walk in Jesus' name,
But then we hear the Master say,
"I'll lend you a helping hand,
And if you'll only trust me,
I'll guide you to that land."


All Songs Recorded by John Quincy Wolf, Jr., unless otherwise noted

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Lyon College, Batesville, Arkansas
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