By Robert Kelley
- B♭ major
- Plain tune
- Time signature
- Samuel Medley, versified by R.T. Kelley, 1799
I am a poor and shattered boat,
About to gain the blissful port,
And, oh, how sweet will be the shore,
After the storm of life is o'er.
I'm looking up to God above,
Who is my portion and my love,
Though I am tired, the pain is stark,
Oh, dying is sweet work, sweet work!