Sailor though the darkness gathers

Sailor though the darkness gathers

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Sailor, though the darkness gathers] (Bliss)
Published in 5 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Sailor, though the darkness gathers,
Though the cold waves surge and moan,
Trust thy bark to God’s great mercy,
Falter not; sail on, sail on.

Refrain
Sailing into port, what matter,
Drooping sail or shattered mast?
Glory, glory fills the harbor,
There we’ll anchor safe at last.

2. Sailor, though with streamers flying,
Yonder proud ship mounts the foam,
And with bands of music playing,
Gains the port and welcome home. [Refrain]

3. Sailor, though the lightning flashes,
Though thy sails be rent and torn,
Peace shall come on hope’s bright pinions,
And deliverance with the morn. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5879

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Sailor though the darkness gathers
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Sailing into port what matter

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The Cyber Hymnal #5879
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The Cyber Hymnal #5879

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