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The gospel ship is sailing, sailing, sailing

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1 The Gospel Ship is sailing,
Sailing, sailing;
The Gospel Ship is sailing,
Bound for Canaan’s happy shore.
All who would ship for glory,
Glory, glory;
All who would ship for glory,
Come and welcome, rich and poor.

Refrain:
Glory, hallelujah!
All on board are sweetly singing;
Glory, hallelujah!
Hallelujah to the Lamb!

2 Sails filled with heavenly breezes,
Swiftly glides the ship along,
Her company are singing,
Glory, glory is their song. [Refrain]

3 Take passage now for glory,
Sailing o’er life’s troubled sea,
With us you shall be happy,
Happy through eternity. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Jewels #109

Author: Ruthanna Vallerchamp

Ruth Davis Vallerchamp was born to Jonathan and Rebecca Davis of Catawissa. In 1829 she married Azima Vanderchamp. They lived in Mount Pleasant township, Columbia County, where they joined the Evangelical Association in 1845. Azima became a licensed preacher in 1847 and preached until 1852. Ruth Vallerchamp was known as the hymn writer laureate of the Evangelical Association. Many of her poems were published in their newspaper Der Christliche Botschafter Dianne Shapiro, from "Early Hymn Writers of Evangelical Association associated with New Berlin, PA" by Milton W. Loyer (accessed from https://www.lycoming.edu/umarch/Early_Hymn_Writers.htm) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The gospel ship is sailing, sailing, sailing
Author: Ruthanna Vallerchamp
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Glory, hallelujah, all on board are sweetly singing
Copyright: Public Domain

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Bradbury's Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: comprising a great variety of new music and hymns composed and written expressly for the Sabbath school: together with many of the best ... #49Page Scan
Dew Drops of Sacred Song: gathered for the use of Sabbath schools #125dPage Scan
Favorite Songs #d23
Golden Censer #d73
Gospel Jewels #109TextPage Scan
Hymns for the use of the Sabbath School of the Second Reformed Church, Albany N. Y. #27bPage Scan
Hymns for the Use of the Sunday School of Trinity Methodist Episcopal Church, Jersey City #d146
Hymns of The Voice of Praise #d249
Our New Book for Sunday Schools, Prayer, Praise and Gospel Meetings #d62
Our Song Wreath #d23
Pilgrim's Songs: a musical pocket companion, or hymn and tune fook for prayer and social meetings consisting chiefly of selections from the author's most popular melodies and hymns that have . . . #95Page Scan
Redemption's Message #d112
Revival and Camp Minstrel, containing the Best Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Original and Selected #d307
Sabbath Carols : A New Collection of Music and Hymns #106Page Scan
Sabbath Carols: a New Collection #d109
Songs of Praise #d105
Songs of the Covenant : for the Sabbath School, Prayer Meetings, etc. #198Page Scan
The Christian Harp and Sabbath School Songster: designed for the use of the social religious circle, revivals, and the Sabbath school (14th ed.) #64Page Scan
The Clariona #d200
The Eolian Harp #d103
The Gem #d145
The Gospel Alarm #d152
The New Golden Censer: a musical offering to the sabbath schools #52Page Scan
The New Golden Chain of Sabbath School Melodies: containing every piece (music and words) of the golden chain, with abot third additional #49Page Scan
The Salvation Soldier's Song Book #d103
The Singing Pilgrim #d165
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d822
The Voice of Praise #d248
The Y. M. Christian Association Hymn-Book, with Tunes. #27bPage Scan
Young Men's Christian Association Hymn and Tune Book #171Page Scan



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