In the Harbor-Land

We are sailing over life's stormy ocean

Author: Haldor Lillenas
Tune: [We are sailing over life’s stormy ocean]
Published in 6 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are sailing o’er life’s stormy ocean
To a better land on high;
In its smiling and sequestered harbor
We shall anchor by and by.

In the harbor-land,
On the golden strand,
We shall meet to part no more;
Storms forever past,
Anchored safe at last
On the golden shore.

2 Though the frowning rocks of strong temptation
May be near on every hand,
Christ, the Pilot of our ship, will guide us
Safely to the harbor-land. [Refrain]

3 There the waves of sin no more shall threaten
To engulf us in despair;
There the Bright and Morning Star is shining
In the harbor-land so fair. [Refrain]

4 Oh, the glory of that glad, sweet morning,
When our anchors we have cast!
And the golden harbor-bells are chiming
When the storms of life are past. [Refrain]

Source: Favorite Gospel Songs #26

Author: Haldor Lillenas

Born: No­vem­ber 19, 1885, Stord Is­land (near Ber­gen), Nor­way. Died: Au­gust 18, 1959, As­pen, Co­lo­ra­do. Buried: Flor­al Hills Cem­e­te­ry, Kan­sas Ci­ty, Mis­so­uri. Pseudonyms-- Vir­gin­ia Rose Gold­en Laverne Gray Richard Hainsworth Rev. H. N. Lines Robert Whitmore Ferne Winters Lillenas em­i­grat­ed to Amer­i­ca as a child; his fam­i­ly set­tled first in South Da­ko­ta, then moved to Or­e­gon in 1889. He at­tend­ed Deets Pa­ci­fic Bi­ble Coll­ege in Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia (later re­named to Pa­sa­de­na Coll­ege); stu­died mu­sic at the Sie­gel-My­ers School of Mu­sic in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois; and re­ceived an hon­or­ary Doc­to… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are sailing over life's stormy ocean
Title: In the Harbor-Land
Author: Haldor Lillenas
Refrain First Line: In the harbor land
Publication Date: 1918
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 6 of 6)

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Devotion and Praise #40

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Favorite Gospel Songs #26

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