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Bunting Tosser

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UK Merchant Navy Day 3rd September
« on: September 10, 2012, 02:44:19 am »
In the week that saw the commemoration of merchant seamen who lost their lives in the World Wars, I happened upon this naval re-working of the shepherding 23rd psalm: 

"The Lord is my pilot; I shall not drift.
He lights me across the dark waters. He steers me through the deep channels.
He keeps my log. He guides me by the Star of Holiness for His Name's sake.
As I sail through the storms and tempests of life I will dread no danger; for You are near me; Your love and care shelter me.
You prepare a haven before me in the Homeland of Eternity;
You quieten the waves with oil; my ship rides calmly.
Surely sunlight and starlight shall be with me wherever I sail,
and at the end of my voyaging I shall rest in the port of my God. "

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Re: UK Merchant Navy Day 3rd September
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2012, 02:51:19 am »
That is good.  It retains all the reverence and comfort in the original, for those out of sight of any land, let alone green pastures.  Thank you.

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Re: UK Merchant Navy Day 3rd September
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2012, 03:06:41 am »
That is good.  It retains all the reverence and comfort in the original, for those out of sight of any land, let alone green pastures. 


Yes.
Your skilfully worded evaluation leaves unsaid that there will be variants and parodies of many cherished prayers and hymns that are less respectful and respectable.

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Re: UK Merchant Navy Day 3rd September
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2012, 08:27:02 pm »
Wonderful! Very clever, and very meaningful :-*