Scripture Verse

Well done. Luke 19:17

Introduction

Words: Har­ri­et E. Ban­ning, in Choice Songs, ed­it­ed by Charles C. Case (Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: Am­er­i­can Bap­tist Pub­li­ca­tion So­ci­e­ty, 1902), num­ber 11.

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Ban­ning (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Ira D. Sankey
(1840–1908)

Lyrics

My ship is coming in at last,
My ship that sailed afar,
With spreading sail and favoring gale
She’s sailing o’er the bar.

Refrain

She’s coming in, coming in,
Over the harbor bar!
She’s coming in, she’s coming in,
My ship that sailed afar.

With ice bound hull and storm rent sail,
All battered by the sea,
With windswept deck, almost a wreck,
She’s coming back to me.

Refrain

And when she’s anchored safe in port,
With all her sails unbent,
And ended the long uncertainty,
Then I shall be content.

Refrain

Oh, sweet content! Oh, vision fair!
Rest from the lifelong strife;
The peace of God, the Lord’s Well done,
The joy of endless life.

Refrain