1. Adrift on the waters, so dark and so cold,
Afar from the beautiful city of gold,
A vessel is sinking, for heavy the gale,
The cable is broken, and tattered each sail.
Poor child of the wreck, see the lifeboat is near,
A sweet voice is heard, for the Master is here;
He walks every billow, controls every wave,
’Tis Jesus, King Jesus, the mighty to save.
2. Oh, I was the sinner alone on the sea,
But love’s blessèd signal were floating for me;
Though thunders were rolling, and billows at strife,
Lo, Jesus was calling, escape for thy life. [Refrain]
3. I stepped in the life boat, provided for me,
And Jesus my Pilot, my Captain to be;
His bosom my refuge, my haven of rest.
I’m rescued from shipwreck, so happy and blest. [Refrain]
4. Life’s turbulent surges are kissed into peace,
The beacons are shining, and songs never cease;
Fair moonbeams, bright sunshine, illumine the tide,
While onward to glory we’ll joyfully glide. [Refrain]
Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5906
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|The Cyber Hymnal #5906||Saved from the Wreck||Adrift on the waters, so dark and so cold||[Adrift on the waters, so dark and so cold]||Eliza Edmunds Hewitt||<cite>Songs of Love and Praise No. 4</cite>, by John R. Sweney & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897)|