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Your Mission.

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Moderato.

1. If you cannot on the ocean
Sail among the swiftest fleet,
Rocking on the highest billows,
Laughing at the storms you meet;
You can stand among the sailors,
Anchor'd yet within the bay,
You can lend a hand to help them,
As they launch their boats away,
As they launch their boats away.

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2. If you are too weak to journey
Up the mountain, steep and high,
You can stand within the valley,
While the multitudes go by;
You can chant in happy measure,
As they slowly pass along;
Tho' they may forget the singer,
They will not forget the song,
They will not forget the song.

3. If you have not gold and silver
Ever ready at command;
If you cannot to the needy
Reach an ever open hand;
You can visit the afflicted,
O'er the erring you can weep;
You can be a true disciple,
Sitting at the Savior's feet,
Sitting at the Savior's feet.

4. There's a field already open,
You may lend a helping hand,
Working in the cause of temperance
For the rescue of our land.
You can help us try to banish
Evermore the cursed bowl,
You may gain a crown of glory.
If you save a human soul.

5. Do not then stand idly waiting
For some greater work to do;
Oh, improve each passing moment,
For your moments may be few.
Go and toil in any vineyard,
Do not fear to do and dare,
If you want a field of labor,
You can find it anywhere.

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