Launch Out Into the Deep

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1 All night long the fishers sought,
But at morn nothing had caught;
Then they heard the Master speak,
Launch out, launch out into the deep.

Chorus:
No use staying near the shore,
Where the billows break and roar;
Listen to the Master speak;
Launch out, launch out into the deep.

2 How these fishers were repaid
When the Saviour they obeyed!
When they heard the Master speak,
Launch out, launch out into the deep. [Chorus]

3 If of grace you would have more,
Do not linger near the shore,
Listen to the Master speak,
Launch out, launch out into the deep. [Chorus]

4 If you would be sanctified,
Holy made, in Calv'ry's tide,
Listen to the Master speak,
Launch out, launch out into the deep. [Chorus]

5 Fishers would you be, of men?
Cut loose ev'ry shore line, then;
Listen to the Master speak,
Launch out, launch out into the deep. [Chorus]

6 Would you gain that blessed shore,
There to rest forever more?
Listen to the Master speak,
Launch out, launch out into the deep. [Chorus]

Source: Light in the Valley: a new work of great merit for the Sunday school, revivals, Christian Endeavor, Epworth League, young people's society, and all forward movement along the line of battle... #5

Author: Johnson Oatman

Johnson Oatman, Jr., son of Johnson and Rachel Ann Oatman, was born near Medford, N. J., April 21, 1856. His father was an excellent singer, and it always delighted the son to sit by his side and hear him sing the songs of the church. Outside of the usual time spent in the public schools, Mr. Oatman received his education at Herbert's Academy, Princetown, N. J., and the New Jersey Collegiate Institute, Bordentown, N. J. At the age of nineteen he joined the M.E. Church, and a few years later he was granted a license to preach the Gospel, and still later he was regularly ordained by Bishop Merrill. However, Mr. Oatman only serves as a local preacher. For many years he was engaged with his father in the mercantile business at Lumberton… Go to person page >

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First Line: All night long the fishers sought
Title: Launch Out Into the Deep
Author: Johnson Oatman
Language: English
Refrain First Line: No use staying near the shore
Copyright: Public Domain

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