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All the diamonds in this world
That mean anything to me
Are conjured up by wind and sunlight
Sparkling on the sea

I ran aground in a harbour town
Lost the taste for being free
Thank God He sent some gull-chased ship
To carry me to sea

Two thousand years and half a world away
Dying trees still grow greener when you pray

Silver scales flash bright and fade
In reeds along the shore
Like a pearl in sea of liquid jade
His ship comes shining
Like a crystal swan in a sky of suns
His ship comes shining



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  • U
    UnregisteredMar 31, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    God - the sender ofthe gull chased ship that takes us to the freedom and vastness of a life lived in the refreshment and power and freedom that only he can give

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