We Are Sailing On

We are sailing on to the Promised Land

Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Tune: [We are sailing on to the Promised Land]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 We are sailing on to the Promised Land,
And our Pilot steers with a steady hand,
We shall reach the port on the other shore,
Meet the saved of earth who have gone before.

On the Gospel Ship we can safely ride,
At the helm is One who controls the tide;
Ev’ry wind and wave must obey His will,
They are hushed to calm at His, “Peace, be still.”

2 Tho’ the waves roll high as we onward sail,
Tho’ our ship is tossed by the furious gale,
We can rest secure, for the Lord will keep,
He is with us still on the stormy deep. [Refrain]

3 There’s a light agleam on the darkest night,
For His blessed Word is a beacon bright,
So we hoist our sails to the fresh’ning breeze,
And will safely land when the Master please. [Refrain]

Source: The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #141

Author: Anthony J. Showalter

Anthony Johnson Showalter USA 1858-1924/ Born in Cherry Grove, VA, he became an organist, gospel music composer, author, teacher, editor, and publisher. He was taught by his father and in 1876 received training at the Ruebush-Kieffer School of Music, Dayton, VA. He also attended George Root’s National Normal school at Erie, PA, and Dr Palmer’s International Normal at Meadville, PA. He was teaching music in shape note singing schools by age 14. He taught literary school at age 19, and normal music schools at age 22, when he also published his first book. In 1881 he married Lucy Carolyn (Callie) Walser of TX, and they had seven children: Tennie, Karl, Essie, Jennie, Lena, Margaret, and Nellie. At age 23 he published his “Harmo… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We are sailing on to the Promised Land
Title: We Are Sailing On
Author: Anthony J. Showalter
Refrain First Line: On the Gospel Ship we can safely ride
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: Public Domain


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The Best Gospel Songs and their composers #141

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