This is a song by a group that few have heard of. Mustard Seed Faith was one of the early “contemporary Christian” bands that traveled on the West coast and made little financial gain for their efforts. (It was released the year I graduated from high school.)
They came to my Jr. College, gave a great concert, and got $80 for their efforts. Actually, they asked for nothing, but the Christian Club that I was involved with felt we needed to offer them something. Four guys in two vans loaded with musical equipment; that’s all there was. Yet, these guys were very talented.
Oden Fong, the lead singer, couldn’t make the trip that day, but the fill-in lead singer gave an excellent message to the student body.
Bands like this don’t exist anymore. Some of today’s contemporary music is very good, but the contracts and the money weren’t around when Sail on Sailor was recorded (I have the album).
This was one of the early groups that did it from the heart and not for financial gain.
We are all pirates, like Sidney, until we come to know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
(If you watch the video, I recommend the full screen mode.)
Sidney The Pirate by Mustard Seed Faith. It appeared on the Maranatha 5 album.
Oh Sydney was a pirate he sailed the seven seas With his cannons charged and crossbones flying high. And for adventure he would rob the mightiest of ships And for this life he knew that he would die.
Well he’d steal the gold and sink the ships For murder was he famed never did he leave a man alive Hate was there within his heart and blood was in his eyes And for this life he knew that he would die.
Chorus: Oh Sydney who will save you, From the sin there in your soul? Who is there who can change you, When there’s no where else to go?
And then one day the sun was settin’ swirls of colored red And Sydney sat himself down on his bed And he heard a voice so gently speaking softly in his ear. Sydney wept and shed a million tears
I love you said the voice to him, I died to set you free I suffered that you might not feel this pain As I bled the life I shed has power to make you free For your deed I took the total blame
Sydney’s now a sailor he sails the seven seas With his face aglow and spirit flying high And for adventure he doth ride the mightiest of ships That sails the blessed voyage to the sky