The Old Gospel Ship (Hymn)

The Old Gospel Ship
Alphus LeFevre

I’m gonna take a trip
In the good old gospel ship,
Christ the Lord has paid my fare;
I’ll hear the trumpet sound
And I’ll leave this sinful ground,
I’ll go sailing through the air.

Refrain
O, I’m gonna take a trip
On the good old gospel ship,
I’ll go sailing home on high;
O, I’m gonna shout and sing,
Hear the heavenly music ring,
When I bid this world good bye.

I know I won’t be late
For I labor, watch and wait,
Lift my voice to God in prayer;
He’ll hear my feeble plea
And will bid me come and see,
I’ll go sailing through the air.

Refrain

I’ll tell and sing the news,
Bidding men no more refuse
To be made with Christ an heir,
I know He’s coming soon,
It may be at night or noon,
I’ll go sailing through the air.

Refrain

My loved ones gone before
Now await me on that shore,
Soon I’ll join them over there;
For when my ship comes in
Then my voyage will begin,
I’ll go sailing through the air.

Refrain

I have good news to bring
And that is why I sing,
All my joys with you I’ll share.
I’m gonna take a trip
On that old gospel ship
And go sailing through the air.

Refrain

I’m gonna take a trip
On that old gospel ship;
I’m going far beyond the sky.
I’m gonna shout and sing,
Until the bells do ring,
When I’m sailing through the sky.

Refrain

I can hardly wait,
I know I won’t be late.
I’ll spend all my time in prayer
And when my ship comes in,
I’ll leave this world of sin
And go sailing through the air.

This is a great song about what the Christian is looking forward to.  The Christian has Heaven to look forward to.  The gospel is a wonderful thing – it is God’s salvation to mankind.  Are you preparing to take that trip?

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