If I would sail with God today
I must early catch the tide
I must early seek his face and pray
If I want Him by my side

Those tardy ships that miss the swell
nor rise above the bar
have no wondrous tales to tell
or see where His treasures are

So early I rise to meet Him
and watch as waters rise
slip beyond the bar to greet him
for His presence is the prize

Ingimar DeRidder