In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.@John 16:33
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Charles H. Gabriel (1856-1932)

Charles H. Gabriel, 1908.

Charles H. Gabriel, 1908; rearranged by Homer A. Rodeheaver, 1918 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Homer A. Rodeheaver (1880-1955)

Upon a wide and stormy sea,
Thou’rt sailing to eternity,
And thy great admiral orders thee:
Sail on! Sail on! Sail on!

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Sail on! Sail on!
The storms will soon be past,
The darkness will not always last;
Sail on! Sail on!
God lives and He commands:
Sail on! Sail on!

Art far from shore, and weary worn,
The sky o’ercast, thy canvas torn?
Hark ye! a voice to thee is borne:
Sail on! Sail on! Sail on!

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Do comrades tremble and refuse
To further dare the taunting hues?
No other course is thine to choose,
Sail on! Sail on! Sail on!

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Do snarling waves thy craft assail?
Art pow’rless, drifting with the gale?
Take heart! God’s Word shall never fail.
Sail on! Sail on! Sail on!

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