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WHAT ship is this,

Poet: Bryan’s Songster’s Companion, 1837
Meter: Irregular
Location in The Sacred Harp
Stanza Denson Cooper
1
WHAT ship is this,
That shall take up all home.
O, glory hallelujah, &c.
It’s the old ship of Zion, hallelujah, &c.



2
Do you think she will be able
To take us all home; O glory hallelujah.
King Jesus is her captain, hallelujah, &c.



3
She has landed many thousands,
She’ll land as many more, O glory hallelujah;
She will land them over Jordan, hallelujah.



4
Methinks her sails,
Are hoisted high, O glory hallelujah &c.
She is making for the harbour, hallelujah.



5
Come along, come along,
And let us go home, O glory hallelujah,
Our home is over Jordan, hallelujah, &c.



6
If you get there
Before I do, O glory hallelujah,
Tell all my friends I’m coming, hallelujah.




Rewritten variations of this hymn tune:
What ship is this that will take us all home,, published in The Sacred Harp by B. F. White and E. J. King in 1844.
Bryan, David. The Songster’s Companion: A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs, Lately Compiled from Various Authors, For the Use and Benefit of All People. Jacksonville, Alabama: Printed by J. F. Grant, 1837.