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Michael, Row That Boat Ashore

Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia
Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia.

Sister, help to trim the sail, Alleluia.
Sister, help to trim the sail, Alleluia.

Brother, lend a helping hand, Alleluia.
Brother, lend a helping hand, Alleluia.

Jordan's river is deep and wide, Alleluia.
Milk and honey on the other side, Alleluia.

Jordan's river is chilly and cold, Alleluia.
Chills the body, but not the soul, Alleluia.

Michael, row the boat ashore, Alleluia.
Then you'll hear the trumpet blow, Alleluia.

Then you'll hear the trumpet sound, Alleluia.
Trumpet sound the world around, Alleluia.

Trumpet sound the jubilee, Alleluia.
Trumpet sound for you and me, Alleluia.

A famous African-American spiritual, dating back to the American Civil War. There are many variations on the lyrics.