On a peaceful night,
thro’ the starlight bright,
there a good ship plowed her way.
She was heading straight
for the port of Fate
ere the breaking of the day.
Now are lips are stilled
and our eyes are filled
and our hearts with sorrow torn,
But we’ll sing of the brave
and the lives they gave;
For the loved ones left to mourn.
There the brave man stood
As true heroes should
With their hearts in faith sublime
And their names shall be fond memory
Until the end of time.
And the band was bravely playing
the song of the Cross and the Crown:
“Nearer my God to Thee”
as the ship went down.