Adrift! A little boat adrift! And night is coming down!
Will no one guide a little boat Unto the nearest town?
So sailors say — on yesterday – Just as the dusk was brown
One little boat gave up its strife And gurgled down and down.
So angels say — on yesterday – Just as the dawn was red
One little boat — o’erspent with gales –Retrimmed its masts — redecked its sails – And shot — exultant on!