Scripture Verse

Well done. Luke 19:17


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


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.


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.


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


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.