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A PRAYER FOR THE SAILOR, by                    
First Line: Outside my window howls the wind
Last Line: May find his way to shore.
Subject(s): Boats; Sailing & Sailors; Sea; Storms; Seamen; Sails; Ocean


Outside my window howls the wind,
My window by the sea,
And through the flimsy lattices
It whispers in to me
That while I lie safe in my bed
And wander off to sleep,
Out there a vessel, water-logged,
Goes riding down the deep.

Let those of us who live beside
The ocean's cozy door
Give heed to all the mournful tones
That throng the ocean's roar,
And hope that every stricken craft
May sail the storm before,
And pray that every sailor man
May find his way to shore.





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