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Who Will Our Pilot Be?

We sail along toward the harbor light

Author: Lizzie DeArmond (1907)
Tune: [We sail along toward the harbor light]
Published in 14 hymnals

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1 We sail along toward the harbor light,
Over the great life sea;
The breakers roar and the waves dash high,
Who will our pilot be?

Refrain:
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]

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 toward the harbor light
Title: Who Will Our Pilot Be?
Author: Lizzie DeArmond (1907)
Meter: 9.6.9.6.7.7.5.6
Refrain First Line: Christ will our pilot be

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7729
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Timeless Truths #80Text
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