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In the grand old ship of Zion

In the grand old ship of Zion

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [In the grand old ship of Zion]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the grand old ship of Zion
That has never lost a soul,
We are sailing o’er life’s ocean
While the stormy billows roll;
And we have the precious promise,
That they shall not overwhelm,—
That no danger can befall us
With our Saviour at the helm.

Refrain:
Soon we’ll anchor in the harbor,
Soon we’ll reach the golden shore;
Then we’ll all sing, hallelujah!
Safe at home for evermore.

2 In the grand old ship of Zion
We are speeding o’er the wave,
There are millions she has rescued,
There are millions yet to save,
For, her life-boats never fail her,
And her sails will not be furled,
Till among the saints in glory
She has gathered in the world. [Refrain]

3 From that strong and stately vessel,
When the skies are bright and clear,
There are voices in the distance
That our faith can sometimes hear,
And when evening gathers round us,
There are lights that we behold,
From the watch-tow’rs on the mountains
In that land of bliss untold. [Refrain]

Source: Young People's Songs of Praise #112

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: In the grand old ship of Zion
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Soon we'll anchor in the harbor

Media

The Cyber Hymnal #11209
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

Instances

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The Cyber Hymnal #11209

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