I was sunk in sin, despairing

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1 I was sunk in sin, despairing,
For no help I saw around;
But today, no burden bearing,
I am safe on solid ground.

I’ve been lifted, thanks to Jesus,
I’ve been lifted out of shame;
By His boundless grace and mercy,
I’ve been lifted, praise His name.

2 Tongue can never tell the sadness
Of a sinner’s burdened heart;
Tongue can never tell the gladness,
That the Saviour can impart. [Refrain]

3 I have left the lowlands dreary,
Plains of light today are mine;
And my soul will never weary
Of proclaiming grace divine. [Refrain]

Source: Great Revival Hymns No. 2 #55

Author: James Rowe

Pseudonym: James S. Apple. James Rowe was born in England in 1865. He served four years in the Government Survey Office, Dublin Ireland as a young man. He came to America in 1890 where he worked for ten years for the New York Central & Hudson R.R. Co., then served for twelve years as superintendent of the Mohawk and Hudson River Humane Society. He began writing songs and hymns about 1896 and was a prolific writer of gospel verse with more than 9,000 published hymns, poems, recitations, and other works. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I was sunk in sin, despairing
Author: James Rowe
Refrain First Line: I've been lifted, thanks to Jesus
Copyright: Public Domain



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