Why must we end our voyage together—
Our brief encounter on life’s great sea?
And though I know we cannot sail forever,
I cannot yet sail and one trav’ller be.
But from this take strength, oh forlorn friend,
For before us both long journeys lie:
We shall meet at, or beyond the end,
Though stars may sink and sea may dry.
And in going, remember, you owe it to me,
And I to you – that if on life’s main,
A shipwrecked brother we were to see,
We lend them heart and strength again.