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Sail On!

Upon a wide and stormy sea

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1908)
Tune: [Upon a wide and stormy sea] (Gabriel)
Published in 64 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Upon a wide and stormy sea,
Thou’rt sailing to eternity,
And thy great Admiral orders thee:—
“Sail on! sail on! sail on!”

Sail on! sail on! the storms will soon be past,
The darkness will not always last;
Sail on! sail on! God lives and He commands:
“Sail on! Sail on!”

2 Art far from shore, and weary worn—
The sky o’ercast, thy canvas torn?
Hark ye! a voice to thee is borne:—
“Sail on! sail on! sail on!” [Chorus]

3 Do comrades tremble and refuse
To further dare the taunting hues?
No other course is thine to choose,
“Sail on! sail on! sail on!” [Chorus]

4 Do snarling waves thy craft assail?
Art pow’rless, drifting with the gale?
Take heart! God’s Word shall never fail!
“Sail on! sail on! sail on!” [Chorus]]

Source: Victory Songs: For the Church, Sunday School and Evangelistic Services. #133

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonymns: C. D. Emerson, S. B. Jackson, Jennie Ree  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Upon a wide and stormy sea
Title: Sail On!
Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1908)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Sail on! Sail on!
Copyright: Public Domain



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