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Lyr Req: Pull for the Shore

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Pull for the Shore [Philip P. Bliss, 1873] (tune copied from cyberhymnal.org)


George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca 26 Jun 03 - 05:22 PM
Stewart 26 Jun 03 - 04:01 PM
GUEST,Q 26 Jun 03 - 01:41 PM
Joe Offer 26 Jun 03 - 01:02 PM
Joe Offer 26 Jun 03 - 12:54 PM
Lee Agnew 05 May 99 - 05:45 PM
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Subject: RE: I'm looking for a song - Pull for the Shore
From: George Seto - af221@chebucto.ns.ca
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 05:22 PM

In case no one else sent it, I forwarded the thread back to the original poster.


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Subject: RE: I'm looking for a song - Pull for the Shore
From: Stewart
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 04:01 PM

There's a nice version of Pull For The Shore on Tom Brad & Alice's CD "Been There Still".

Cheers, S. in Seattle


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Subject: RE: I'm looking for a song - Pull for the Shore
From: GUEST,Q
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 01:41 PM

Phillip Paul Bliss- A note with the hymn on ingeb.org says that "a meeting with Dwight L. Moody in 1839 convinced Bliss that his life and talent should be dedicted to God. He became a tireless singer and composer of hymns writing some seven books of them and singing to congregations at Dr. Whittle's revival rallies across America."
Hold the Fort" and "Free From the Law" are two more of his popular hymns.
Text (same as Cyberhymnal) and midi at: Pull For the Shore

The encrypted website of the US Navy Military Museum contains this hymn. Pull For the Shore

Sermon on the death of P. P. Bliss (1876), by D. L. Moody at: Bliss
This site also has a link to the Ashtabula Bridge disaster (Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, 92 fatalities including Bliss).


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Subject: DTADD: Pull for the Shore
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 01:02 PM

In another thread, MMario referred to these lyrics in Cyber Hymnal.
-Joe Offer-


PULL FOR THE SHORE
(Words & Music: Philip P. Bliss, Sunshine for Sunday Schools, 1873)

Light in the darkness, sailor, day is at hand!
See o'er the foaming billows fair haven's land,
Drear was the voyage, sailor, now almost o'er,
Safe within the life boat, sailor, pull for the shore.

Refrain

Pull for the shore, sailor, pull for the shore!
Heed not the rolling waves, but bend to the oar;
Safe in the life boat, sailor, cling to self no more!
Leave the poor old stranded wreck, and pull for the shore.

Trust in the life boat, sailor, all else will fail,
Stronger the surges dash and fiercer the gale,
Heed not the stormy winds, though loudly they roar;
Watch the "bright and morning Star," and pull for the shore!

Refrain

Bright gleams the morning, sailor, uplift the eye;
Clouds and darkness disappearing, glory is nigh!
Safe in the life boat, sailor, sing evermore;
"Glory, glory, hallelujah!" pull for the shore.

Refrain

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(tune copied from Cyberhymnal.org)


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Subject: RE: I'm looking for a song - Pull for the Shore
From: Joe Offer
Date: 26 Jun 03 - 12:54 PM

There are a couple of messages that refer to a song or hymn called "Pull for the Shore." I wonder if they're the same song.
-Joe Offer-

Thread #21554   Message #232507

Posted By: Turtle

23-May-00 - 12:52 PM

Thread Name: Funeral Tunes, songs that heal

Subject: RE: Funeral Tunes, songs that heal


How about "Pull for the Shore"?

"Pull for the shore, sailor, pull for the shore
Heed not the rolling waves but bend to the oar
Trust in the lifeboat sailor cling to self no more
Leave the poor old stranded wreck and pull for the shore"

And the last verse, my favorite:

"Bright gleams the morning sailor uplift the eye
Clouds and darkness disappearing glory is nigh
Safe in the lifeboat sailor sing forever more
Glory glory hallelujah pull for the shore"



Thread #25974   Message #309115

Posted By: Skipper Jack

30-Sep-00 - 03:42 PM

Thread Name: Lyr Add: THE LADY MARIA

Subject: RE: Lyr Add: THE LADY MARIA


Thank you "GUEST" for putting "The Lady Maria" on to the MUDCAT Cafe list.

Baggyrinkle (Swansea Shantymen)have recently added the song "Pull for the Shore" to their repertoire.
There's a difference of opinion on the words in the first verse.

Can anyone out there settle the argument?
    Text:
    Light in the darkness sailor, day is at hand
    See o'er the foaming billows fair raises land.
    Drear was the voyage sailor, now almost o'er.
    Safe within the lifeboat sailor, pull for the shore.
Some sources refer to the second line as:
    See o'er the foaming billows fair haven land?



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Subject: I'm looking for a song, can you help?
From: Lee Agnew
Date: 05 May 99 - 05:45 PM

My mother was born in 1917 in Port Arthur, Ontario, now the city of Thunder Bay. When we were pulling home after a rowboat outing, we'd keep the rythm by singing the following:
    Pull for the shore, sailors, pull for the shore
    Heed not the rolling waves but bend to the oar.
    Safe in the lifeboat sailors cling to the earth no more,
    Leave the poor old stranded wreck and pull for the shore.
She credited it to her mother, and that's all she ever sang of it. It sounds to me like a hymn with a "lifeboat" metaphor, but it could be an actual Great Lakes chantey. Or Grandma might have made it up. Mother hs Alzheimer's now, so any more information she might have had about the song is pretty much lost. If anybody knows any more, or has heard it or a song like it, I'd appreciate hearing. I only have Corporate e-mail at work, and can't access the Cafe directly, so please direct replies to Theodore.Agnew@Columbia.net

Thanks,
Lee Agnew

Lee Agnew, Surgical Materials Coordinator Children's Operation Room University Health Partners, Oklahoma city Phone 405-271-3210 Email Theodore.Agnew@Columbia.net


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