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



Instances (1 - 15 of 15)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
A Hymnal and Service Book for Sunday Schools, Day Schools, Guilds, Brotherhoods, etc. #467Page Scan
Bright Gems: for Sabbath-schools, prayer-meetings, services of song, etc. #103Page Scan
Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools: selected from "Our Song Birds," for 1866, The "Snow Bird," the "Robin," the "Red Bird" and the "Dove" #32Page Scan
Chapel Gems for Sunday Schools: selected from The Snow Bird, Red Bird, Dove and Blue Bird, and from Linnet (Enl. ed.) #32Page Scan
Chapel Gems: Enlarged Edition #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: A Collection #d37
The Sunny Side #d145
The Welcome: a book of hymns, songs and lessons for the children of the New Church (3rd ed.) #50Page Scan
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