Monday, December 17, 2012

Blue Boat Home: My Favorite UU Hymn



Blue Boat Home

Though below me I feel no motion
Standing on these mountains and plains
Far away from the rolling ocean
Still my dry land heart can say
I’ve been sailing all my life now
Never harbor nor port have I known
The wide universe is the ocean I travel
And the Earth is my blue boat home

Sun, my sail and moon, my rudder
As I ply the starry sea
Leaning over the edge in wonder
Casting questions into the deep
Drifting here with my ship’s companions
All we kindred pilgrim souls
 
Making our way by the lights of the heavens
In our beautiful blue boat home
I give thanks to the waves upholding me
Hail the great winds urging me on
Greet the infinite sea before me
Sing the sky my sailor’s song
 
I was born upon the fathoms
Never harbor or port have I known
The wide universe is the ocean I travel
And the Earth is my blue boat home
The wide universe is the ocean I travel
And the Earth is my blue boat home


I think I like this and identify with it so much because I have never really considered any place I’ve lived home. I am a traveler, and I do consider the earth my home. I don’t have a port, although Atlanta is where I currently reside, I still want to see so much of the world and do just see the world as my palace and resting point. There is still so much I want to see! I love this song. Listen to the lyrics while you read them, and you will gain so much more of the meaning, I promise.
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