We are sailing o'er the surging tide

We are sailing o'er the surging tide

Author: Sharp McNiel
Published in 4 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We are sailing o’er the surging tide
To a home where joys ne’er die;
Trusting Jesus only as our guide,
We shall reach it by and by.

Sailing home! we’re sailing home;
By and by we’ll anchor there;
Sailing home! we’re sailing home!
Life’s unfading crown to wear.

2 We are sailing to that happy shore
Where is felt no grief nor pain;
Meeting there our loved ones gone before,
We shall never part again. [Refrain]

3 Sailing home, we swiftly onward sweep,
Cheered by Heaven’s beacon light;
Jesus guides us safely o’er the deep,
To that haven calm and bright. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #12960

Author: Sharp McNiel

Sharp McNiel, full name Julian Hilary McNiel, composer and teacher; born in Rusk county, Texas; educated in the public schools and began the study of music at an early age under his brother, L. L. McNiel [sic T. L. McNiel], who greatly helped and encouraged him; his next teachers were J. B. Martin and Miss Margarite Wood, and in 1898 he attended his first session of the S.N.M.I. at Mansfield, Texas, conducted by A. J. Showalter and Edwin Moore; received his diploma from this school at Childress, Texas, in 1901 since which time he has taught quite a number of very successful normals and other schools himself; his compositions, of which he frequently writes both words and music, are in the popular vein and appeal to the great majority of sing… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are sailing o'er the surging tide
Author: Sharp McNiel
Refrain First Line: Sailing home, we're sailing home
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #12960
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The Cyber Hymnal #12960

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