Where Am I Drifting?

Dark, dark are the waters around me

Author: Vivian A. Dake
Tune: [Dark, dark are the waters around me]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Dark, dark are the waters around me,
No star sheds a beam on my night;
Has darkness eternally bound me?
I’m drifting, I’m drifting from light.

Chorus:
Oh! where am I drifting?
Oh! where am I drifting
Oh! who can foretell me my doom?
Oh! where am I drifting?
Oh! where am I drifting?
Out into eternity’s gloom!

2 The highlands of heaven I’ve sighted,
Far from them I meaningless roam;
Its glories eternal I’ve slighted;
I’m drifting, I’m drifting from home. [Chorus]

3 No trace can I see of earth’s shore-lines,
No sound of her joys or her cares;
Alone on eternity’s confines,
I’m drifting, I’m drifting, oh! where? [Chorus]

4 The spell of eternity holds me,
Eternity’s secrets are near;
‘Tis sin’s gravitation controls me,
I’m drifting forever, I fear. [Chorus]

5 Back, back fly the curtains of darkness
Revealing eternity’s death;
Amid all that horror of blackness,
Alone and forever I drift. [Chorus]


Source: Light and Life Songs No. 2 #74

Author: Vivian A. Dake

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 9, 1854, Or­e­gon, Ogle Coun­ty, Il­li­nois. Died: Jan­u­a­ry 5, 1892, on a ship near Sier­ra Le­one. Buried: At sea. Dake was the found­er of the Pent­a­cost Bands (not Pen­te­cost­al) that evan­gel­ized Il­li­nois, Io­wa, Kan­sas and Oh­io. He was on a miss­ion­a­ry trip at the time of his death. --www.hymntime.com/tch… Go to person page >

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First Line: Dark, dark are the waters around me
Title: Where Am I Drifting?
Author: Vivian A. Dake
Refrain First Line: O, where am I drifting

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