The Grand Old Ark

See the ark of God, on the waters launched

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [See the ark of God, on the waters launched]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 See the ark of God, on the waters launched,
While the waves are tossing high;
To her broad, firm deck for safety flee,
No other refuge nigh.

Refrain:
They are coming, yes, they're coming,
They are coming to the ark tonight;
Like doves to their windows they are flocking, flocking,
They are coming to the ark tonight.

2 Like the wand'ring dove, no rest you'll find
In the wild, dark waste of sin;
And Christ at the window waiting stands,
To take the poor wand'rers in. [Refrain]

3 Many million souls on her decks now stand,
And millions coming still;
For the Captain's voice o'er the sea resounds,
“Come all whosoever will.” [Refrain]

4 Oh, the grand old ark, she will still sail on,
Till the storms of life are past;
Then with Christ our Captain at the helm,
She'll enter the port at last. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Century #110

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: See the ark of God, on the waters launched
Title: The Grand Old Ark
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: They are coming, yes, they're coming
Copyright: Public Domain

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 3 #42

Songs of Redemption #d211

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Songs of the Century #110

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