From Springfield, Mass. to Concord Town,
I saw those lights go down,
In a gorge in Kansas,
I met my Jesus,
He laid me down and he said,

If I build you a fishing boat,
Would you leave everyone you know?
If I build you a fishing boat,
Would you leave everyone you know?

Would you be more likely to kill more time with me?
And then a sudden gale began to wail,
It set my heart like no other love,
Like no other love.

From Springfield, Mass. to Concord Town,
I saw my lights go down.

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Fishing Boat Song song meanings
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    General CommentThis song is amazing.

    I think it's about a spiritual encounter with Jesus. Back in the day (2000 years ago) if you gave someone a fishing boat you gave them more than a cool gift. A fishing boat provided a way for man to survive. The fishing boat Jesus built was his life and the sacrifice of that life. A gift he gave to all of mankind that we can survive.

    And He was saying to them all "If anyone wishes to come after me , he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake, he is the one who will save it. For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world, and loses or forfeits himself?" -Luke 9:23-25

    But from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find him if you search for him with all your heartand all your soul. -Deuteronomy 4:29
    sarmoneouson September 09, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI agree. This song is possibly my favorite m. ward song, and i am a big fan. Despite the fact that it is a short song, it says so much. great sound. great lyrics. classic m. ward.
    casmirpulask1on September 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song, I believe, alludes to the story of Noah. The fishing boat (the arc) is offered to the speaker before the gale (the Flood). But this is the story of the Modern Noah, who faces a different kind of flood than the one from "back in the day."
    To truly receive and use the Fishing Boat, the speaker must leave the world behind and fully commit to "his Jesus."

    Finally, I think the term "Fisher of Men" should be considered in relation to this song.
    eugene38on June 09, 2013   Link

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