The Lifeboat Prayer by lynnoel published on 2012/10/29 16:23:32 +0000 (c) Jon Heslop of the Cornwall Songwriters. Recorded as Hurricane Sandy headed our way, on hearing of the loss of HMS Bounty and the search for her two missing crew members. Thanks to Jon for writing this and to the Middle Bar Singers on Sidmouth Lifeboat Night for teaching it to me. The motto of Britain's Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) is "Let not the deep swallow me up." Thank God for the Coast Guard. "You have to go out, but you don't have to come back."