Scripture Verse

Come thou and all thy house into the ark. Genesis 7:1

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Bright­est and Best, by Ro­bert Low­ry & How­ard Doane (New York & Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1875), page 8.

Music: W. How­ard Doane (🔊 pdf nwc).

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W. Howard Doane
(1832–1915)

Lyrics

O fly to the Ark, poor soul,
No refuge on earth so near;
The billows without may roll,
But God will protect thee here.

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Then fly, fly to the Ark of Rest,
There, there shall thy soul be blest;
O haste, or the open door
May close ere the day is o’er.

O fly to the Ark of Grace,
For how canst thou brave the storm
That cometh so wild apace?
’Twill cover thy helpless form.

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O fly to the Ark of Love,
The world has no home for thee;
O come like the weary dove,
And sweet shall thy welcome be.

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Come into the Ark, come in,
And Jesus, the Lord, will give
A pardon for all thy sin—
Come into the Ark and live.

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