"To The Shores of Paradise"
I gazed upon endless waters!
Far beyond, sunset's view!
God's promptings bid to cross them!
My quest! Urged to pursue!
A vision, and a promise!
Of peaceful, blessed shores!
I set my craft! Embarked the course!
And sailed for something more!
Tumultuous clouds in the distance!
Rumbling thunder of danger warned!
The horizon bursting with flashes!
Turbulent storms, that I would score!
My fate! It now seemed hopeless!
Waves crashed, and surged on me!
Looking towards the North Star!
With faith, and prayers, and pleas!
Tossed and turned! My courage strayed!
I thought; "My life is lost!"
But then the sea! Was calmed by Thee!
"Behold the shores thou sought!"