Sail On!

Upon a wide and stormy sea

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel (1908)
Tune: [Upon a wide and stormy sea] (Gabriel)
Published in 68 hymnals

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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, the canvas torn?
Hark ye! a voice to thee is borne:
“Sail on! sail on! sail on!” [Refrain]

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

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

Source: African Methodist Episcopal Church Hymnal #369

Author: Chas. H. Gabriel

Pseudonyms: C. D. Emerson, Charlotte G. Homer, S. B. Jackson, A. W. Lawrence, Jennie Ree… Go to person page >



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