1 Whither do you journey, sailor,
O'er the ocean deep and wide?
Do you seek a better country,
Far beyond this swelling tide?
Yes, it is the land of Canaan,
Where my heart and treasures are;
'Tis a land of milk and honey;
And the journey is not far.
God be with you as you journey
To that fair and blissful shore;
Will we meet you there in glory,
when the storms of life are o'er?
2 What if tempests rock thy vessel,
And the angry waves dash high?
What if perils throng about thee, -
Unseen dangers hover nigh?
Christ will be my faithful Pilot,
On his grace I can depend;
Safely on shall glide my vessel,
Even to my journey's end. [Chorus]
3 When the darkness gathers 'round you,
And you see no lighthouse ray
Gleam across the trouble waters,
Sailor, will you know the way?
Bethlehem's Star can never fail me,
Lo, its blessed, golden light
Guides me onward toward that city,
Where there are no tears, no night.
F. G. Burroughs was born in 1856 (nee Ophelia G. Browning) was the daughter of William Garretson Browning, a Methodist Episcopal minister, and Susan Rebecca Webb Browning. She married Thomas E. Burroughs in 1884. He died in 1904. She married Arthur Prince Adams, in 1905. He was a minister. Her poem, "Unanswered yet" which was written in 1879, was published in the The Christian Standard in 1880 with the name F. G. Browning. She also wrote under the name of Ophelia G. Adams and Mrs. T. E. Burroughs.
Dianne Shapiro from The Literary Digest, July 29, 1899., The Register, Pine Plains, NY, October 24, 1884, Alumni Record of Wesleyan University, Middleton, Conn. 1921 Go to person page >