Friday, July 19, 2013

Friday slowdown

There are many old hymns that draw analogies between the Christian life and ships. I was moved by this very old hymn, and I hope you enjoy it. Perhaps it will be the motivation for a time of reflection; perhaps someone will stop by who is not yet a Christian. It's my prayer that all who read it and listen will be joyful recipients of God's saving grace.

I was standing by the banks of a river
Looking out over life's troubled seas
When I saw an old ship that was sailing
Is that the old ship of Zion I see

It's hull was bent and battered
From the storms of life I could see
Waves were rough but that old ship kept sailing
Is that the old ship of Zion I see

At the stern of the ship was the captain
I could hear as he called out my name
Get on board It's the old ship of Zion
It will never pass this way again

As I step on board I'll be leaving
All my troubles and trials behind
I'll be safe with Jesus the captain
Sailing out on the old ship of Zion.


Belinda said...

Never heard of this one,but I love it! Have a great weekend!

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CATachresis said...

That has the ring of tent meeting about it. Just love it! Have a peaceful weekend, Jacque!