Young sailors

We are sailors on the sea of life

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [We are sailors on the sea of life]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 We are sailors on the sea of life,
Youthful and strong;
Gentle breezes sweeping o’er the wave,
Wafting our bark along;
For we are sailing by a heav’nly chart,
‘Tis God’s Holy Word;
Sailing upon the sea of life,
Trusting our Lord.

Sailing, ever sailing
Upon life’s changing sea;
Sailing, ever sailing,
Our pilot Christ shall be;
Sailing, ever sailing,
Across the ocean’s foam;
Trusting our Captain ever true
Shall bring us home.

2 Brightly gleams the polar star above,
Leading us on;
Never failing, shining ever clear,
‘Till all the night is gone,
And day-light rising from the eastern sky,
Followed by the sun,
Finds us a joyous company,
Still sailing on. [Refrain]

3 Calmly sailing, not a storm we fear
By night or day;
We’ve an anchor that securely holds,
When storms sweep o’er our way;
For God Himself shall hold the rolling sea
In His mighty hand;
Surely He’ll bring us one and all
Safely to land. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #25

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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First Line: We are sailors on the sea of life
Title: Young sailors
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Sailing, ever sailing



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