A Lonely Boat Set Out to Sea

Author: Helen Kim

Kim Hwal-lan, also known by her English name of Helen Kim, was a female pioneer who was the first Korean woman to earn a doctorate. She established the national YWCA Korea in 1922, and assumed the presidency of Ewha Woman’s College in 1939. However, she was involved in pro-Japanese activities during the occupation of the country, and changed her name to a Japanese one in 1941. She is known to have encouraged students to support Japan during World War II through her writings and lectures. http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/nation/2013/07  Go to person page >

Translator: Hae Jong Kim

Hae Jong Kim (Hangul: 김해정; born 1935) was a Korean American Bishop of the United Methodist Church, elected in 1992, who resigned as a bishop in 2005. Kim was born in Seoul, Korea in 1935. During the Korean War he became a Christian. Then, while working for a United States Marine Corps Chaplain as an interpreter, translating sermons before Korean audiences, he decided to enter into ministry. He was 17 years old. Kim is married to Wha-Sei P. Kim. They have three children: Eugene, Eusun, and Eumi. Kim went to the Methodist Theological Seminary in Seoul, and upon completing study there came to the United States to pursue further education. He graduated in 1964 with an M.Div. degree from the Methodist Theological School in Ohio.… Go to person page >

Versifier: Doug Sugano

b. 1953; currently Prof. of English, Whitworth College, Spokane, WA Go to person page >

Versifier: Linda Sugano

(no biographical information available about Linda Sugano.) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: A lonely boat set out to sea
Title: A Lonely Boat Set Out to Sea
Versifier: Doug Sugano (1981)
Versifier: Linda Sugano (1981)
Translator: Hae Jong Kim (1980)
Author: Helen Kim (1921)
Source: Korean
Language: English
Publication Date: 1983
Copyright: Vers. © 1983 by Linda and Doug Sugano; Used by permission of the Korean Hymnal Committee; Trans. © 1983 by Hae-Jong Kim

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