The Ship Of the King Is Sailing

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1 The ship of the King is sailing
From earth to the heavenly land;
It steadily cuts through the billows,
Controlled by His masterly hand.

2 Adrift over life's dark ocean
Are wrecks of the proud and forlorn
Who, scorning the compass and pilot,
Were put by the billows to scorn.

3 But safely through shoals and shallows,
Through storms and the billow's wild roar,
The ship of the King presses onward
To heaven's the sun lighted shore.

4 And foremost among His heroes
Is standing the King of all kings,
His features are bright as the sunlight,
His voice with great tenderness rings.

5 He views the ship-wrecked with sadness,
And calling to east and to west,
He gathers them into the life-boat,
As many as long for His rest.

6 And quickly the ship is filling
With precious souls on it way,
And soon we shall run into harbor
And into the sun-lighted day.

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #286

Author: Adam Dan

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Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

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First Line: The ship of the King is sailing
Title: The Ship Of the King Is Sailing
Danish Title: Der sejler en Kongesnaekke
Author: Adam Dan
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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