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


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).


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.


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.


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.