The Barbican, Plymouth by Rev’d Paul Collings
“Moses said, "We will go with our young and our old, with our sons and our daughters, and with our sheep and our cattle we will go, because we are to hold a pilgrim feast for the Lord." Exodus 10:9
Historic Sutton harbour’s strand
Gave haven for each craft to land
The catch of fish, to trade, to deal,
The labour of their hands, a meal.
This city port saw many sail,
Ships setting course, freedom avail
As Pilgrims Fathers, long years past
Their voyage to new life held fast.
Four centuries long have now gone by
Since Mayflower sailed so to apply,
Their simple faith of purity
And there find hope, security.
Lord, of the pilgrim heart impart
To mine a passage way, there chart;
Help me with others journey on
And find anew love’s worthy song.
For pilgrims, in their earnestness
Lord strengthen them, their faithfulness,
To trust in your unfailing hope
And through your guidance with you cope.
He who would valiant be
'gainst all disaster,
let him in constancy
follow the Master.
There's no discouragement
shall make him once relent
his first avowed intent
to be a pilgrim. - John Bunyan