I Drifting onward- ever drifting, ] Tow'rd yon shining, slioreleas sea, Farther still froin earth'a green landscapes, Nearer to eternity. Onward- yet we knovv not whither Wé are borne by time's swift tide, Heeding not the dang'rous river Down whose darkling stream we glide. Drifting onward- we are going To a country all unknown ; Guard, O Lord, and keep thou, ever - Leave us not to drift alone. Shield us from the water's perils, Bave from dark and angry storm ; Let thine arm of might defend U3 , Evermore from every harm. Drifting onward- we will anchor At the heav'nly port at last, Every care and trial ended. All our toils and dangers past, Happy on that shore Elysian, Nevermoro shall storm clouds frown; Oh, the briht-, unfading visión, Where no paling snn goes down !