Dark Soul Night Crossing

Three days have passed

Since a passing log brought hope of land

Three watchful days

Slippery minds hurry before us on to virgin soil

Now dawn breaks

The whistle call confirms no sighting yet

A fog descends

It fills our senses with foreboding and despair

Did we chart our course correct?

Wretched waters stretch unbounded to eternity

Dark soul night crossing

Great abyss yawns open her cave-like door

The vision like a pebble sinks

And doubt and self-rebuke ascend

Only a guiding angel

Will steer us from these circling sharks

Sweet fates humble us

For hoisting up our glory seeking

The will of God

Is all that can prevail