375. ONCE I was lost, on the breakers tossed

ONCE I was lost, on the breakers tossed,
And far away from shore;
My drifting bark all in the dark,
No beacon light before.
I was sinking fast when the lifeboat passed
And the captain took me in;
Now the storm is o’er and I fear no more,
I have perfect peace within.

I’m bound for Canaan’s shore,
I’m bound for Canaan’s shore,
I’m off for a trip in the gospel ship,
To Canaan’s happy shore.

2 Thank God! ‘tis true, my heart’s quite new,
Old things have passed away;
And now I know the cleansing flow
Rolls o’er my soul each day.
‘Tis a glorious thing to know the sting
Of death has been destroyed,
And that Jesus lives in my heart, and gives
What can sweetly be enjoyed!

3 And when at last, all dangers past,
I join the blood-washed throng,
Though with the least at the heavenly feast,
I’ll sing the glad new song.
O what bliss complete when my Lord I meet
In the banquet hall on high,
And with comrades there in love I share
The joys that never die!

Text Information
First Line: ONCE I was lost, on the breakers tossed
Author: William Giles Collins (1855-1931)
Refrain First Line: I'm bound for Canaan's shore
Language: English
Publication Date: 1986
Topic: The gospel: Witness
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