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.

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 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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