We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

The Christian Mariner

Both by day and by night

Author: A. W. Blakesley
Tune: [Both by day and by night]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Both by day and by night,
Both in darkness and light,
Must the mariner keep on his way;
By his compass must steer,
Mid all danger and fear,
Till the darkness and storms pass away.

Then we’ll sing, then we’ll sing,
Tho’ the storm madly round us may roar;
When we anchor above,
We will meet those we love,
On that beautiful, beautiful shore.

2 Is not Christ on the deep?
Is He not in the ship?
Says He not, "Do not fear, it is I"?
At His word storm and tide
Shall in silence subside,
And each child safely landed on high. [Refrain]

3 With our Jesus thus near,
Let us banish each fear,
Tho’ earth’s hopes round us blasted may lie;
Tho’ the storm down may pour,
And loud thunders may roar,
And the surges may dash to the sky. [Refrain]

4 Soon the prize will be won,
And life’s voyage will be done,
And with Jesus’ own flock we shall reign;
By life’s waters be led,
In its green pastures fed,
And we’ll rest in our heavenly home. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #1289

Author: A. W. Blakesley

(no biographical information available about A. W. Blakesley.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Both by day and by night
Title: The Christian Mariner
Author: A. W. Blakesley
Refrain First Line: Then we'll sing
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #1289
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #1289

Include 4 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.