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188. I Was Sinking Deep in Sin (Love Lifted Me)

1 I was sinking deep in sin, far from the peaceful shore,
very deeply stained within, sinking to rise no more;
but the master of the sea heard my despairing cry,
from the waters lifted me, now safe am I.

Love lifted me! (even me)! Love lifted me! (even me!)
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.

2 All my heart to him I give, ever to him I'll cling,
in his blessed presence live, ever his praises sing;
love so mighty and so true merits my soul's best songs;
faithful loving service, too, to him belongs. [Refrain]

3 Souls in danger, look above, Jesus completely saves;
he will lift you by his love out of the angry waves;
he's the master of the sea, billows his will obey;
he your Savior true will be: be saved today. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: I was sinking deep in sin
Title: I Was Sinking Deep in Sin (Love Lifted Me)
Author: James Rowe, 1865-1933
Publication Date: 1999
Topic: Healing, Forgiveness; Love; Struggle, Faith
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Love lifted me!
Tune Information
Composer: Howard E. Smith, 1863-1918
Key: B♭ Major

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