THE SHIPS THAT WON'T GO DOWN--
By Henry Lawson
(Altered, and last verse by Steve Van Nattan)

 

 

We hear a great commotion
'Bout the ship that comes to grief,
That founders in mid-ocean,
Or is driven on a reef;
Because it's cheap and brittle
A score of sinners drown.
But we hear but mighty little
Of the ships that won't go down.

Here's honour to the builders--
The builders of the past;
Here's honour to the builders
That builded ships to last;
Here's honour to the captain,
And honour to the crew;
Here's double-column headlines
To the ships that battle through.

They make a great sensation
About famous men that fail,
That sink a world of chances
In the city morgue or gaol,
Who drink, or blow their brains out,
Because of "Fortune's Frown",
But we hear far too little
Of the men who won't go down.

The world is full of trouble,
And the world is full of wrong,
But a Calvary man is noble,
And the Blood bought man is strong!
They say the sea sings dirges,
But I would say to you
That the wild wave's song's a counterpoint
To the saints who battle through!

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It's been a lengthy voyage
Two thousand years and more
Since the Captain set the compass
The ship Zion left the shore
But the ship is quite sea worthy
And the northern star is bright
We will battle though dear Christian
Our safe haven is in sight

 

2 Corinthians 4:8
We are troubled on every side,
yet not distressed;
we are perplexed,
but not in despair;
9 Persecuted,
but not forsaken;
cast down,
but not destroyed;

10 Always bearing about in the body
the dying of the Lord Jesus,
that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our body.
11 For we which live are alway
delivered unto death for Jesus' sake,
that the life also of Jesus
might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

12 So then death worketh in us,
but life in you.
13 We having the same spirit of faith,
according as it is written,
I believed,
and therefore have I spoken;
we also believe,
and therefore speak;

14 Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus
shall raise up us also by Jesus,
and shall present us with you.
15 For all things are for your sakes,
that the abundant grace might
through the thanksgiving of many
redound to the glory of God.

16 For which cause we faint not;
but though our outward man perish,
yet the inward man is renewed day by day.
17 For our light affliction,
which is but for a moment,
worketh for us a far more exceeding
and eternal weight of glory;

18 While we look not at the things which are seen,
but at the things which are not seen:
for the things which are seen are temporal;
but the things which are not seen are eternal.

 

ARE YOU NEARING THE END OF THE JOURNEY?
SO IS BROTHER ESCHOL COSBY--
LET HIS ZEAL ENCOURAGE YOU
( Turn off the music at the gray icon above first please)

 

 

MORE QUIET PAGES:

1. QUIET IN THE BIG CITY

2. QUIET KANSAS STYLE

3. QUIET OTHER PLACES IN THIS JOURNAL

4. A LITTLE QUIET TALK WITH UNCLE STEVE

5. QUIET BIBLE TIME

6. QUIET WHIPPED PREACHERS-- DON'T GIVE UP

7. QUIET PRAYER CORNER

8. QUIET WITH JOY HARDIN ON THE PIANO

9. NEVER GIVE UP

10. QUIETNESS WITH WHOLE SCREEN PICTURES OF GOD'S CREATION-- Long Load-- Graphic intensive.

11. QUIETNESS IN BLACK AND WHITE

12. QUIET IN THE HOLY LAND

13. QUIET OF THE HEAVENS

14. HEAVENLY SONLIGHT

15. DELIVERANCE FROM GUILT AND GUILT MONGERS

16. QUIET REST

17. HEAVEN

18. THE GOOD SHEPHERD-- Very Special Page by Mary Van Nattan

19. LOOKING BACK-- This is a time when it is OK

20. QUIET IN THE GARDEN

21. A QUIET PLACE TO EXALT THE LORD JESUS CHRIST

22. THE SHIPS THAT WON'T GO DOWN- By Henry Lawson

23. THE SOP OR THE SAVIOR OF THE SOP?

24. NO GREATER LOVE

25. QUIET DIVERSION

26. WORSHIP AND EXALTATION OF GOD

27. THE PRESENT DISTRESS- WORLD CHAOS - NEW

 

THE CREATOR - PLEASE SEE A VERY SPECIAL PAGE BY MARY

IN JESUS - PEACE, REST, JOY --- A poem by Annie Johnson Flint

 

 

 

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