Scripture Verse

And immediately the ship was at land. John 6:21


Fanny Crosby

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Young Peo­ple’s Songs of Praise, by Ira D. San­key (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1902), num­ber 112.

Music: Kath­man­du Ira D. San­key, 1902 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey


In the grand old ship of Zion
That has never lost a soul,
We are sailing o’er life’s ocean
While the stormy billows roll;
And we have the precious promise,
That they shall not overwhelm—
That no danger can befall us
With our Savior at the helm.


Soon we’ll anchor in the harbor,
Soon we’ll reach the golden shore;
Then we’ll all sing, hallelujah!
Safe at home forevermore.

In the grand old ship of Zion
We are speeding o’er the wave,
There are millions she has rescued,
There are millions yet to save,
For her life boats never fail her,
And her sails will not be furled,
Till among the saints in glory
She has gathered in the world.


From that strong and stately vessel,
When the skies are bright and clear,
There are voices in the distance
That our faith can sometimes hear;
And when evening gathers round us,
There are lights that we behold,
From the watch towers on the mountains
In that land of bliss untold.