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Written in 1920 for the Tercentenary of the Landing of the Pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts by Allen Eastman Cross and adopted as the Official Hymn of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Tune: "Duke Street" Meter: LM

 

Pilgrim Fathers landing. Painting by Mike Haywood.

The Mayflower Hymn

More light shall break from out Thy Word,
For pilgrim followers of the gleam,
Till, led by Thy free Spirit, Lord,
We see and share the pilgrim's dream!

What mighty hopes are in our care,
What holy dreams of brotherhood,
God of our Fathers, help us dare,
Their passion for the common good.

Wild roars the blast, the storm is high!
Above the storm are shining still,
The lights by which we live and die,
Our peace is ever in thy will.

The ancient stars, the ancient faith,
Defend us till our voyage is done—
Across the floods of fear and death
The Mayflower still is sailing on!