I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In


1. I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day, on Christmas Day,
I saw three ships come sailing in
On Christmas Day in the morning.

2. And what was in those ships all three…

3. Our Savior Christ and His lady…

4. Pray whither sailed those ships all three…

5. O they sailed into Bethlehem…

6. And all the bells on earth shall ring…

7. And all the angels in Heav’n shall sing…

8. And all the souls on Earth shall sing…

Recognize steady beat in 6/8 time.
Play hand drums or triangles on the downbeats.

See also


Extras for Plus Members

(or available for purchase here)

  • Steady Beat Handout

  • Song with chords in 2 keys, Lesson ideas, 2 Orff arrangements, Adapted Version for young singers, Recorder Student Copies (countermelody with notes G,A,C)
  • MIDI file
  • Listen

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