She comes sailing on the wind (‘She flies on’)
She comes sailing on the wind (‘She flies on’). Gordon S. Light* (1944- )
‘She comes sailing on the wind’ (‘She flies on’) is a folk-style hymn in verse-chorus format often sung during Pentecost and other liturgical celebrations of the Holy Spirit. Gordon Light’s ballad of the Spirit portrays the Holy Spirit as one who plays her part in the different biblical stories and then flies on, caught and challenged the imagination of the singing church. From its appearance in Songs for a Gospel People: A supplement to The Hymn Book (1971) [Winfield, British Columbia, 1987], it gave the Common Cup Company a national profile, and found its way into the denominational hymnals of the Canadian hymnals...
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