The Evergreen Shore

We are joyously voyaging over the main

Author: William Hunter
Tune: [We are joyously voyaging over the main] (Bradbury)
Published in 41 hymnals

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1. We are joyously voyaging over the main,
Bound for the evergreen shore,
Whose inhabitants never of sickness complain,
And never see death any more.

Then let the hurricane roar,
It will the sooner be o'er;
We will weather the blast, and we'll land at last,
Safe on the evergreen shore.

2. We have nothing to fear from the wind and the wave,
Under our Saviour's command;
And our hearts in the midst of the dangers are brave,
For Jesus will bring us to land. [Chorus]

3. Both the wind and the wave our Commander controls,
Nothing can baffle his skill;
And his voice when the thundering hurricane rolls,
Can make the loud tempest be still. [Chorus]

4. In the thick murky night, when the stars and the moon,
Send not a glimmering ray,
Then the light of his countenance, brighter than noon,
Will drive all our terror away. [Chorus]

5. Let the high-heaving billows and mountainous wave,
Fearfully overhead break;
There is One by our side that can comfort and save,
There is One who will never forsake. [Chorus]

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #909

Author: William Hunter

Hunter, William, D.D, son of John Hunter, was born near Ballymoney, County Antrim, Ireland, May 26, 1811. He removed to America in 1817, and entered Madison College in 1830. For some time he edited the Conference Journal, and the Christian Advocate. In 1855 he was appointed Professor of Hebrew in Alleghany College: and subsequently Minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church, at Alliance, Stark Country, Ohio. He died in 1877. He edited Minstrel of Zion, 1845; Select Melodies, 1851; and Songs of Devotion, 1859. His hymns, over 125 in all, appeared in these works. Some of these have been translated into various Indian languages. The best known are :— 1. A home in heaven; what a joyful thought. Heaven a Home. From his Minstrel of Zion, 1… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are joyously voyaging over the main
Title: The Evergreen Shore
Author: William Hunter
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Then let the hurricane roar
Copyright: Public Domain



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