Sailing from hom sweet home

Once in the thundering breakers

Author: James Rowe
Tune: [Once in the thundering breakers]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Once in the thundering breakers,
Doubting that help would come;
Now with my wonderful Saviour,
Sailing for home, sweet home.

Refrain:
Sailing, sailing,
Over the shining foam;
Joyfully praising my Saviour;
Sailing for home, sweet home.

2 Once overwhelmed with the tempest,
Fearing that death was nigh;
Now in the life-boat with Jesus,
Under a smiling sky. [Refrain]

3 Once in the darkness despairing,
Hope and ambition gone;
Now with my Saviour rejoicing,
Gladly I’m sailing on. [Refrain]

4 Trials again will o’ertake me,
Tempests again betide,
But with my Saviour, and Pilot,
Safe will my soul abide. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song Number Two #59

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. 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: Once in the thundering breakers
Title: Sailing from hom sweet home
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: Sailing, sailing over the shining foam

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