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Ship of Zion

There's a wail from the islands of the sea

Author: M. B. C. Slade
Tune: [There's a wail from the islands of the sea]
Published in 11 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 There’s a wail from the islands of the sea,
There’s a voice that is calling you and me,
In the old ship of Zion,
The strong help of Zion,
The good news of Zion, carry ye!

“Come over and help us!” is the cry;
“Come over and help us, or we die,”
I see the woe falling,
I hear the voice calling
Oh, ship of salvation, thither fly.

2 There’s a moan from the desert, full of pain,
There’s a sigh over Afric’s sunny plain,
In the old ship of Zion,
The strong help of Zion,
Bear good news of Zion o’er the main!

“Come over and help us!” is the cry;
“Come over and help us, or we die,”
Across the wide waters
Hear Afric’s dark daughters,
Oh, ship of salvation, thither fly.

3 There’s a groan from the Ganges, where they fall,
At the feet of the idols in their thrall,
In the old ship of Zion,
The strong help of Zion,
The good news of Zion, bear them all!

“Come over and help us!” is the cry;
“Come over and help us, or we die,”
The idols are falling,
And India calling,
Oh, ship of salvation, thither fly.

Source: Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #212

Author: M. B. C. Slade

Mary Bridges Canedy Slade, 1826-1882 Born: Jan­u­a­ry 18, 1826, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Died: Ap­ril 15, 1882, Fall Ri­ver, Mass­a­chu­setts. Buried: Som­er­set, Mass­a­chu­setts. A min­is­ter’s wife and teach­er, Slade was as­sist­ant ed­it­or of The New Eng­land Journal of Ed­u­ca­tion. Lyrics-- Beautiful Christ­mas Beyond This Land of Part­ing Footprints of Je­sus Gathering Home Hark, the Gen­tle Voice Kingdom Is Com­ing, The Loved One, Fare­well Once o’er Ju­dea’s Hills by Night Over Jor­dan Tell It Again Ten Vir­gins, The There’s a Fount­ain Free Who at My Door Is Stand­ing? --hymntime.com/tch  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: There's a wail from the islands of the sea
Title: Ship of Zion
Author: M. B. C. Slade
Refrain First Line: Come over and help us

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 11 of 11)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Crowning Day, No. 6: A Book of Gospel Songs #212TextAudioPage Scan
Fairer than Day. enl. ed. #d174
Gospel Light, or Hymns and Tunes for all Occasions of Christian Work and Worship #d427
Light and Life: a collection of new hymns and tunes for sunday schools, prayer meetings, praise meetings and revival meetings #130Page Scan
Prayer and Praise: or Hymns and Tunes for Prayer Meetings, Praise Meetings, Experience Meetings, Revivals, Missionary Meetings and all special occasions of Christian work and worship #306Page Scan
Sweet Harmonies (A New Song Book) #d165
The Missionary Triumph: being a collection of Songs suitable for all kinds of Missionary Serves #65Page Scan
The Standard Church Hymnal #306Page Scan
Times of Refreshing: a New Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs #d182
Times of Refreshing: a Winnowed Collection of Gospel Hymns and Songs. Rev. #d192
Times of Refreshing: Old and New Century Hymns and Songs. 20th cent. ed. #d232



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