Sunset and evening star
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

When I put out to sea
When I put out to sea
May there be no moaning of the bar
When I put out to sea.

Twilight and evening bell
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

When I embark
When I embark
May there be no sadness of farewell
When I embark.

But such a tide as moving seems asleep
Too full for sound and foam
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Turns again home
Turns again home
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

For though from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.

I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crossed the bar.



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    General CommentThis song was performed by the Hopeful Gospel Quartet on Garrison Keillor's A Prairie Home Companion. The episode "an homage to the book (the paper kind)" I'd not heard Tennyson's poem before, let alone known that it had been set to music.
    Google "Crossing The Bar analysis" and you will find quite a bit of information that I'll not plagiarize here. Rather moving selection.
    RonLeeon August 28, 2012   Link

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