Scripture Verse

In My Father’s house are many mansions. John 14:2

Introduction

portrait
William Hunter
(1811–1877)

Words: Will­iam Hunt­er (1811–1877).

Music: Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, Brad­bu­ry’s Gold­en Chain (New York and Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Iv­i­son, Phin­ney, Blake­man & Com­pa­ny and S. C. Griggs, 1861), num­ber 76 (🔊 pdf nwc) (re­peats last three lines of re­frain).

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William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

We are joyously voyaging
Over the main,
Bound for the evergreen shore,
Whose inhabitants never
Of sickness complain,
And never see death any more.

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Then let the hurricane roar,
It will the sooner be o’er;
We will weather the blast,
And will land at last,
Safe on the evergreen shore.

We have nothing to fear
From the wind and the wave,
Under our Savior’s command;
And our hearts in the midst
Of the dangers are brave;
For Jesus will bring us to land.

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Both the winds and the waves
Our commander controls;
Nothing can baffle His skill;
And His voice when the thundering
Hurricane rolls,
Can make the loud tempest be still.

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In the thick murky night,
When the stars and the moon
Send not a glimmering ray,
Then the light of His countenance,
Brighter than noon,
Will drive all our terror away.

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Let the high heaving billow
And mountainous wave,
Fearfully overhead break;
There is One by our side
That can comfort and save;
There’s One who will never forsake.

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Let the vessel be wrecked
On the rock, or the shoal,
Sink to be seen never more;
He will bear, none the less,
Every passenger soul,
Safe, safe to the evergreen shore.

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