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[We sail along toward the harbor light]

[We sail along toward the harbor light]

Composer: Ira B. Wilson
Published in 7 hymnals


Printable scores: PDF, MusicXML
Audio files: MIDI

Composer: Ira B. Wilson

Ira Bishop Wilson, 1880-1950 Born: Sep­tem­ber 6, 1880, Bed­ford, Io­wa. Died: Ap­ril 3, 1950, Los An­ge­les, Cal­i­for­nia. Buried: For­est Lawn Me­mor­i­al Park, Glen­dale, Cal­i­for­nia. Pseudonym: Fred B. Hol­ton. Wilson’s sis­ter taught him to play the vi­o­lin and or­gan while still at home. Around 1902, Ira be­gan stu­dies at the Moo­dy Bi­ble In­sti­tute in Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois. In 1905, he went to work for the Lorenz Pub­lish­ing Com­pa­ny in Day­ton, Ohio. His com­po­si­tions ap­peared in The Choir Lead­er and The Choir Her­ald; he al­so served as ed­it­or in chief of The Vol­un­teer Choir. His works in­clude: The King’s Mes­sage, with Ed­mund Lo­renz (N… Go to person page >

Tune Information

Composer: Ira B. Wilson
Meter: 9.6.9.6.7.7.5.6
Key: D♭ Major

Texts

Who Will Our Pilot Be?

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?

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #7729
Text: Who Will Our Pilot Be?
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Instances

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Timeless Truths #80Text
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