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He turned the sea into dry land, they passed through the waters on foot— come, let us rejoice in him.  ~Psalm 66:6

Sea Fever
~John Masefield
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by;
And the wheel’s kick and the wind’s song and the white sail’s shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea’s face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
                                                   And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull’s way and the whale’s way where the wind’s like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick’s over.
#Lent2015 #rethinkchurch
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  1. When you grow up on the water this wonderful poem by John Mansfield becomes your mantra for the rest of your life. Thanks for all your great posts and photos! .

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