TotD: Island of Grace (Metrical Mash-Up)


(Sort Of*) By Alexandra Erin


Amazing grace! How sweet the sound,

the tale of a fateful trip!

I once was lost, but now am found

aboard this tiny ship.


‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear

the skipper brave and sure.

How precious did that grace appear

for a three hour tour.


Through many dangers, toils, and snares

the tiny ship was tossed.

‘Tis grace that brought me safe thus far

or the Minnow would be lost.



*Freely adapted from “The Ballad of Gilligan’s Island”, lyrics by George Wile and Sherwood Shwartz, and “Amazing Grace”, lyrics by John Newton. Pick a tune and sing along.