44 (our voyage is begun)

OUR VOYAGE is begun. Captain, we bow to thee!

The storm howls and the waves are wicked and wild, but we sail on.

The menace of danger waits in the way to yield to thee its

offerings of pain, and a voice in the heart of the tempest

cries: 'Come to conquer fear!'

Let us not linger to look back for the laggards, or benumb the

quickening hours with dread and doubt.

For thy time is our time and thy burden is our own and life and

death are but thy breath playing upon the eternal sea of Life.

Let us not wear our hearts away picking small help and taking

slow count of friends.

Let us know more than all else that thou art with us and we are

thine forever.