“The Old Ship of Zion” is an old Christian hymn written in 1889. It’s been covered by dozens of groups, bluegrass artists, country-western singers, church choirs. But there’s a particularly haunting “Old Ship of Zion” that was recorded in the 1970s by a mostly forgotten, Maryland gospel group, the Mighty Wonders.
It’s a wonder their single survived. Maybe 100 copies of the 45 rpm recording were ever printed.