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The port of peace

Where, O where is yon vessel going

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Where, O where is yon vessel going]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Where, O where is yon vessel going,
See her now on the waters blue;
All her sails in the breeze are floating,
Hear the song of her gallant crew.

Haste on board, ‘tis the Captain calling;
We are waiting, we are waiting;
Precious souls we are bearing onward,
Joyful to the port of peace,
Joyful to the blessed port of peace.

2 Millions now to that vessel flocking,
Young and old on the deck they stand;
Yet there’s room and a hearty welcome,
Passage free to the promised land. [Refrain]

3 Praise the Lord, ‘tis the old ship Zion,
Jesus is her Captain’s name;
Colors bright from her mast are flying,
We have heard of her noble fame. [Refrain]

4 Quick! on board, she has weigh’d her anchor,
Quick! on board, for the wind is fair;
World, adieu, we are sailing onward,
Heaven’s our home, and our hearts are there. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of the Kingdom: prepared for the use of young people's societies and adapter for prayer meetings, Sunday schools and the home #73

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Where, O where is yon vessel going
Title: The port of peace
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Haste on board, 'tis the Captain calling



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Songs of the Kingdom #73

The Silver Spray #d145

The Silver Spray #d191

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