Sail On

Away, away on the sea of life

Author: Ida A. Hushower
Tune: [Away, away on the sea of life]
Published in 2 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Away, away on the sea of life,
My little boat doth glide;
I soon shall land on the other shore,
Beyond the swelling tide.

Sail on, sail on,
For soon this life is past;
Tho’ tempests beat, we will still sail on,
And all be home at last.

2 I sing my song as the days go by;
From storms I have no fear;
I safely glide on the rolling waves,
For Christ my Captain’s near. [Refrain]

3 Perhaps some soul may be sailing near,
So weary from life’s race;
I’ll sing my song, it may help him bear
The conflicts he must face. [Refrain]

Source: The Service of Praise #19

Author: Ida A. Hushower

Born: Circa February 1873, Indiana. Died: Circa 1923. Hushower lived in Bremen, Indiana, from at least 1900 to 1920. She never married, and lived with her mother, Cathrene.  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Away, away on the sea of life
Title: Sail On
Author: Ida A. Hushower
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sail on, sail on
Publication Date: 1900
Copyright: This text is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1929.


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