Lights of Mousehole Lyrics

Lights of Mousehole

Engines failed & not too far

from deadly rocks drifts Union Star  

Captain Moreton, his family and crew

pray for help, as the storm winds blew 

  

(Chorus) 

Please St Brendan, Lord of hosts

Watch over those who work our coasts

Protect them from the raging seas  

And give them love and life and peace  

 

A Sea King sent, to weather the gale

To lift them off, to no avail

From Penlee Point came Solomon Browne

Eight men aboard, no backing down

  

(Chorus)  

Please St Brendan, watch our coasts  

Protect the ones we love the most

Shield them from the raging seas

And give them love and hope and peace 

 Pitched and tossed in mighty waves

Brave Coxswain Richards tried to save

The stricken crew at any cost

But every mortal soul was lost

  

All Cornwall mourned, in Christmas week

For sixteen souls, the county weeps 

For Solomon Browne and her company

And all those lost upon the sea      

Each Christmas time, for those that died,

The lights of Mousehole, are dimmed with pride 

For lifeboat crews who heed the call

Who put to seas and give their all

(Chorus)   

   

Please St Brendan, Lord of hosts

Watch over those who work our coasts

Protect them from the raging seas  

And give them love and life and peace 

  

(Chorus A’Capella

  

Please St Brendan, watch our coast 

Protect the ones we love the most 

Protect them from the raging seas 

And give them love and life and peace 

(Chorus)

Please St Brendan, Lord of hosts

Watch over those who work our coasts

Protect them from the raging seas  

And give them love and life and peace