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Off the coast of Iceland
Storm tossed and fog bound
They hit concealed rocks
And their good ship ran aground

For they sailed uncharted waters
Risking bergs and storms as well
And they were casually taken by
That's sea's tempestuous swell.

No satellite or  SatNav
In those long past days
Just a Captains luck and skill
To see them safely on their way.

Llfeboats smashed or useless
One capsized one gone
Hard affixed to those rocks
With that storm roaring on

Afeared she might topple
And trap them in the sea
They trusted to their luck
And to the almighty a plea.

Just one survivor
All the rest lost
Just a few more victims
To add to fishing's cost.

When the fog cleared she was
 Still  intact and firm aground
Had they stayed aboard with her
They may have been safely found

For they sailed uncharted waters
Searching for Icelandic cod
And they put their faith in luck
And a mighty and merciful God.




 







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