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The beacon light

We are sailing o'er an ocean To a far and foreign shore

Author: Eben E. Rexford
Tune: [We are sailing over an ocean]
Published in 15 hymnals

Author: Eben E. Rexford

Rexford, Eben Eugene.M (Johnsburg, New York, July 16, 1848--October 16, 1916, Shiocton, Wisconsin). Horticulturalist and editor of a Wisconsin farm journal. Many of his verses were used to fill empty corners of the journal. He also wrote many books on gardening. Lawrence University (Appleton, Wisc.), Litt.D. Twenty-five years, organist at First Congregational Church, Shiocton. See: Smith, Mary L.P. (1930). Eben E. Rexford; a biographical sketch. Menasha, Wis., George Banta Pub. Co. --Leonard Ellinwood, DNAH Archives and Gabriel, Charles H. (1916). Singers and Their Songs. Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are sailing o'er an ocean To a far and foreign shore
Title: The beacon light
Author: Eben E. Rexford
Refrain First Line: Sailing on, sailing on

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 15 of 15)
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Bright Gems #103

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Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools #32

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Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools #32

Chapel Gems #d98

Glorious Tidings #d164

Songs for the New Life #d693

Soul Songs for Sunday Schools #d147

Sunday School Hymns. New and improved ed. #d77

Sweet Songs #d45

The Hosanna #d147

The Prize #d160

The Red Bird #d37

The Sunny Side #d145

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The Welcome #50

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