The Hymns and Carols of Christmas

Song of the Ship

From a German Manuscript, 1480

Printed in Andernach Gesangbuch, 1608

1. There comes a galley sailing
With angels flying fast;
She bears a treasured cargo
Beneath her mighty mast.

2. Upon the silent waters
The ship glides into shore,
To bring to us the treasures
She holds within her store.

3. For this ship's name is Mary,
The fairest rose is she;
She brings us all her Baby
Whose love shall make us free.