Scripture Verse

He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed…and He guided them to their desired haven. Psalm 107:29–30

Introduction

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Sharp McNiel
(1873–1911)

Words & Mu­sic: Ju­li­an H. Mc­Niel, in The High­way to Hea­ven, ed­it­ed by An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter & John H. Showalter (Dal­ton, Geor­gia: A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1899) (🔊 pdf nwc).

Lyrics

We are sailing o’er the surging tide
To a home where joys ne’er die;
Trusting Jesus only as our guide,
We shall reach it by and by.

Refrain

Sailing home! we’re sailing home;
By and by we’ll anchor there;
Sailing home! we’re sailing home!
Life’s unfading crown to wear.

We are sailing to that happy shore
Where is felt no grief nor pain;
Meeting there our loved ones gone before,
We shall never part again.

Refrain

Sailing home, we swiftly onward sweep,
Cheered by Heaven’s beacon light;
Jesus guides us safely o’er the deep,
To that haven calm and bright.

Refrain