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THE OLD SHIP OF ZION



eHymnBook # 5210
Title:
THE OLD SHIP OF ZION
First Line:
I was drifting away on life's pitiless

I was drifting away
on life’s pitiless sea,
And the angry waves threatened
my ruin to be,
When away at my side,
there I dimly descried,
A stately old vessel, and loudly I cried:
“Ship ahoy! Ship ahoy!”
And loudly I cried: “Ship ahoy!”


’Twas the “old ship of Zion,”
thus sailing along,
All aboard her seemed joyous,
I heard their sweet song;
And the Captain’s kind ear,
ever ready to hear,
Caught my wail of distress,
as I cried out in fear:
“Ship ahoy! Ship ahoy!”
As I cried out in fear: “Ship ahoy!”


The good Captain commanded
a boat to be low’red,
And with tender compassion
He took me on board;
And I’m happy today,
all my sins washed away
In the blood of my Savior,
and now I can say:
“Bless the Lord! Bless the Lord!”
From my soul
I can say: “Bless the Lord!”


O soul, sinking down ’neath
sin’s merciless wave,
The strong arm of our Captain
is mighty to save;
Then trust Him today, no longer delay,
Board the old ship of Zion,
and shout on your way:
“Jesus saves! Jesus saves!”
Shout and sing
on your way: “Jesus saves!”

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    Trans/Adapted:
      Dates: before 1900
      Bible Refs: 2 Ch 13:12;
      MUSIC
      Name: THE OLD SHIP OF ZION
      Meter: .
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