'Tis the Old Ship of Zion

It has landed many a thousand

Author: James A. Brown
Tune: YARMOUTH (Spiritual)
Published in 8 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 'Tis the ol' ship of Zion,
'Tis the ol' ship of Zion,
'Tis the ol' ship of Zion;
Get on board, get on board!

2 It has landed many a thousand,
It has landed many a thousand,
It has landed many a thousand;
Get on board, get on board!

3 King Jesus is the captain,
King Jesus is the captain,
King Jesus is the captain;
Get on board, get on board!

4 Hum...

Source: Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #393

Author: James A. Brown

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Text Information

First Line: It has landed many a thousand
Title: 'Tis the Old Ship of Zion
Author: James A. Brown
Meter: 8.8.8.6 with refrain
Source: African American spiritual
Language: English
Refrain First Line: 'Tis the old ship of Zion
Copyright: Public Domain

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Instances (1 - 6 of 6)
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African American Heritage Hymnal #349

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Baptist Hymnal 1991 #577

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Lead Me, Guide Me (2nd ed.) #393

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The New Century Hymnal #310

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The United Methodist Hymnal #345

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This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #199

Include 2 pre-1979 instances
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