When the Pilot Came On Board

I'm sailing over life's restless sea

Author: Rev. Henry J. Zelley
Tune: [I'm sailing over life's restless sea]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I’m sailing o’er life’s restless sea,
To where the many mansions be;
From all my fears my head was free
When the Pilot came on board.

Refrain:
I’m sailing on, I’m bound for home,
I laugh at ocean’s spray and foam;
I trust His kill, obey His word,
Since the Pilot cam on board.

2 He came in answer to my pray’r
And guides me t’ward the haven fair;
I found myself relieved of care,
When the Pilot came on board. [Refrain]

3 His coming did not still the storm
But took away all fear of harm,
I trusted in His mighty arm,
When the Pilot came on board. [Refrain]

4 I saw the breakers, crested white,
Arising in unconscious might,
But still I knew ‘twould all be right
When the Pilot came on board. [Refrain]

Source: Uplifting Songs #152

Author: Rev. Henry J. Zelley

Henry Jeffreys Zelley was born at Mt. Holly, NJ, on Mar. 15, 1859. Educated in the Mt. Holly public schools, at Pennington Seminary, and at Taylor University, where he earned his M. A., Ph. D., and D. D. degrees, he became a Methodist minister in 1882 and first served in the New Jersey Conference as a statistical secretary, treasurer, and trustee, becoming a promoter of the campmeeting movement. Noted for his evangelistic fervor, Zelley produced over 1500 poems, hymns, and gospel songs. One of his songs, "He Brought Me Out" with music by Henry L. Gilmour, appears in several denominational hymnals. Cyberhymnal also lists "When Israel Out of Bondage Came" or "He Rolled the Sea Away" with music by Gilmour too. Another of Zelley’s so… Go to person page >

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First Line: I'm sailing over life's restless sea
Title: When the Pilot Came On Board
Author: Rev. Henry J. Zelley
Refrain First Line: I'm sailing on, I'm bound for home
Publication Date: 1917
Copyright: Public Domain

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Uplifting Songs #152

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