O Father Send Me A Lifeboat


Oh Father, send me a life-boat,
Of love so full and free,
To safely sail the sea of life,
When dangers threaten me;
Sustain me, Lord, in the tempest,
When darkness hides my star,
Then rough winds they will bear me home,
Thro’ the beautiful gates ajar.

Oh Father, thou in whose mercy,
Heeds e’en the sparrow’s fall,
Oh save, dear Lord, I perish, for
The breakers drown my call;
Oh Father, send me a life-boat
Of love upon life’s sea;
And take me home to heav’n on high,
Thro’ the beautiful gates ajar.

Oh take me out of the darkness,
To mansions fair above,
Where angels sing the glad new song,
And all is peace and love;
Oh Father, send me a life-boat
From shores across the sea;
Let angel sailors guide my boat,
Thro’ the beautiful gates ajar.