Grade 3-6 Children's Choir (or any age choir) for unison treble voices and harpsichord (or piano or organ).
There comes a ship a-sailing, with angels flying fast. She bears a splendid cargo, and has a mighty mast. This ship is fully laden, right to her highest board, she bears the Son of Heaven, God's high eternal Word.
Upon the sea unruffled, the ship moves in to shore. To bring us all the riches she has within her store. And that ship's name is Mary, of flowers the Rose is she; and brings to us her baby, from sin to set us free.
The ship made in this fashion in which such store was cast, her sail is love's sweet passion, the Holy Ghost her mast.