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I was wrecked on a rocky and desolate shore

I was wrecked on a rocky and desolate shore

Author: J. E. French
Tune: [I was wrecked on a rocky and desolate shore]
Published in 20 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Full Text

1 I was wrecked on a rocky and desolate shore,
Sinking slowly beneath the wild sea;
When all of my struggles and efforts were o’er,
Christ threw out the life line to me.

Refrain:
He threw out the life line to me,
He threw out the life line to me,
From Calvary’s tree,
Far over the sea,
Christ threw out the life line to me.

2 The billows were dashing, the waves rolling high,
No help from the land could I see,
When hope had all vanished and danger was nigh,
Christ threw out the life line to me. [Refrain]

3 When all was confusion ‘midst dark billows’ roll,
No light thro’ the gloom could I see,
By trusting Him fully He rescued my soul,
Christ threw out the life line to me. [Refrain]

4 Your sins like the billows around you may rise,
And dangers your frail bark pursue,
There’s one who will heed you and hear your faint cries,
He’ll throw out the life line to you. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Help: for the Sunday school, evangelistic and church services #15

Author: J. E. French

Early 20th Century Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I was wrecked on a rocky and desolate shore
Author: J. E. French
Refrain First Line: He threw out the life line to me

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Small Church Music #6560Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #10127TextScoreAudio
Include 18 pre-1979 instances



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