Carried away down in the Atlantic,
Calm and brave men stood upon the Titanic;
Amid the horror they ne’er forgot honor,
They cried save children and women,
I’m the strongest of the race,
I’m the man.
God place our heroes, of the sea;
Nearer to Thee, Nearer to Thee.
Never shall we forget their bravery,
Their sacrifice has immortalized their mem’ry;
We honor them all the humble and the high,
Like bravest soldiers they died,
For the women and also, for the child.
Reference: Thibaut, E.J. and Charles J. W. Jerreld. (1912) “Our Sea Heroes”. In Titanica: The Disaster of the Century in Poetry, Song, and Prose by Steven Biel. New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 85-86.