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Richard Shephard There Comes A Ship A-Sailing

Categories
Anthems
Instrument(s)
Keyboard [organ/piano]
Voicing
2-part
Original Publication
Canons and Crotchets
Difficulty
Easy
Suggested Uses(s)
Description

Two-part choir (equal voices) and organ. Text from an old German carol, translated by Percy Dearmer.  Gentle, sweet, and lilting.

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 from 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 the Christ Child
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.


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Mark Schweizer
P.O. Box 249
Tryon, North Carolina 28782
Phone 828.859.0323
Toll Free 877.822.0304

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