Faith that goes forward triumphs

Blast from the past…


What a lesson  Columbus gave to the world of perseverance in the face of tremendous difficulties !!

Behind him lay the grey Azores

Behind the gates of Hercules

Before him not the ghost of shores

Before him only shoreless seas.

The good Mate said : “Now we must pray

For lo ! the very stars are gone

Brave Admiral, speak, what shall I say?”

“Why, say, ‘Sail on ! and on ! and on !’

“My men grow mutinous day by day

My men grow ghastly wan and weak !”

The stout Mate thought of home, a spray

Of salt wave washed his swarthy cheek

“What shall I say, brave Admiral, say,

Christopher_Columbus3-2If we sight nought but seas at dawn ?”

“Why, you should say at break of day,

‘Sail on ! sail on ! and on !’ “

They sailed.  They sailed. Then spake the Mate :

“This mad…

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