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Who will our pilot be

We sail along in our little boats

Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Tune: [We sail along in our little boats]
Published in 15 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 We sail along in our little boats
Over the great Life sea;
The breakers roar and the waves dash high
Who will our Pilot be?

The Christ will our Pilot be,
A wonderful Guide is he,
So we’ll sail, sail, sail,
Christ will our Pilot be.

2 We sail along in the morning bright,
Happy and glad are we;
But still we ask as the rocks draw near,
Who will our Pilot be? [Refrain]

3 We sail along, there are shoals they say,
Dangers from which to flee;
We face the storm with a heavy heart,
Who will our Pilot be? [Refrain]

Source: United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #13

Author: Lizzie DeArmond

Lizzie De Armond was a prolific writer of children's hymns, recitations and exercises. When she was twelve years old her first poem was published in the Germantown, Pa. Telegraph, however, it was not until she was a widow with eight children to support that she started writing in earnest. She wrote articles, librettos, nature stories and other works, as well as hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: We sail along in our little boats
Title: Who will our pilot be
Author: Lizzie DeArmond
Refrain First Line: Christ will our pilot be



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Hymns of the Centuries: Sunday School Edition #d280
Majestic Hymns #d257
Northfield Hymnal No. 3 #258Page Scan
Northfield Hymns for Young People #123Page Scan
Precious Hymns #d250
Revival Songs #d125
Revival Songs #d124
Service Songs #d251
The American Hymnal for English Speaking People Everywhere #d376
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The King's Highway No. 2 #d73
The King's Message: a collection of sunday school songs #145Page Scan
United Praise: for use in Sunday Schools, Young People's Societies and other Church Services #13TextAudioPage Scan