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Little Ships

Life is like the big blue ocean

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Tune: [Life is like the big blue ocean]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Life is like the big blue ocean,
We are little ships that sail,
Sometimes under skies of sunshine,
Sometimes in a stormy gale.

Refrain:
But our chart is here in our Guide Book dear,
And our Anchor is sure, you see,
So we sail away, all the night and day,
As safe as safe can be!

2 Flags of hope are gaily waving
As the little ships sail by,
Maybe in the sun they’re shining,
Maybe in the storm they’ll fly. [Refrain]

3 So the little ships go sailing,
So we steer them ev’ry day,
Never leave them idly drifting,
Never let them lose their way. [Refrain]

Source: The Excelsior Hymnal #255

Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson

Edith Sanford Tillotson was born and lived her entire life in Corona, New York. She wrote hymns for children as well as poems and librettos. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life is like the big blue ocean
Title: Little Ships
Author: Edith Sanford Tillotson
Language: English
Refrain First Line: But our chart is here in our Guide Book dear

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 3 of 3)

Festival Songs No.4 #d9

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The Excelsior Hymnal #255

The Festival Song Budget, Children's Day #d21

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