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        "The Boatman" by Paramahansa Yogananda

        I want to ply my boat, many times,
	Across the gulf-after-death,
	And return to earth's shores
	From my home in heaven
	I want to load my boat
	With those waiting, thirsty ones
	Who are left behind,
	And carry them by the opal pool
	Of iridescent joy
	Where my Father distributes
	His all-desire quenching liquid peace.

	Oh, I will come again and again!
	Crossing a million crags of suffering,
	With bleeding feet, I will come-
	If need be, a trillion times-
	So long as I know
	One stray brother is left behind.

	I want Thee, O God,
	That I may give Thee to all.
	I want salvation,
	That I may give it to all.
	Free me, then, O God,
	From the bondage of the body,
	That I may show others
	How they can free themselves.
	I want Thine everlasting bliss
	Only that I may share it with others;
	That I may show all my brothers
	The way to happiness
	Forever and forever, in Thee.