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My Sails Are Spread

My sails are spread to meet the gale

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [My sails are spread to meet the gale]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My sails are spread to meet the gale,
O glory, hallelujah!
My trusty pilot will not fail,
O glory, hallelujah!

I hear his voice in sweet command,
While at the helm I see him stand;
I soon shall reach my fatherland,
O glory, hallelujah!

2 He stills the waves on ocean’s breast,
O glory, hallelujah!
He lulls my troubled thoughts to rest,
O glory, hallelujah! [Refrain]

3 The towering hills are drawing near,
O glory, hallelujah!
The distant sounds of joy I hear,
O glory, hallelujah! [Refrain]

4 Farewell, farewell to ev’ry care,
O glory, hallelujah!
My home, my home, I’ll soon be there!
O glory, hallelujah! [Refrain]

Source: Showers of Blessing #57

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, Anna C. Storey, Victoria Stuart, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My sails are spread to meet the gale
Title: My Sails Are Spread
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: I hear His voice in sweet command
Copyright: Public Domain



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Sacred Trio #372

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Showers of Blessing #57

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The Sacred Trio #372

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