The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

There Comes A Ship

Words: English Traditional, About 1550

Source: Edith Rickert, Ancient English Christmas Carols: 1400-1700 (London: Chatto & Windus, 1914), p. 213.

There comes a ship far sailing then,
Saint Michael was the steersman,
    Saint John sat in the horn;
Our Lord harped, our Lady sang,
And all the bells of heaven they rang,
    On Christ's Sunday at morn.

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