"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.