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The Lord Raise Me

In the awful sea of sin I was sinking fast

Author: James Rowe (1865-1933)
Tune: [In the awful sea of sin I was sinking fast]
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 In the awful sea of sin
I was sinking fast;
There were many stains within
From my sinful past;
But I looked to Him above,
Made a dying plea,
And His mighty hand of love
Reached down for me.

The Lord raised me, the Lord raised me,
Whispered comfort to my soul and made me free;
The Lord raised me, the Lord raised me;
When light had fled and hope was dead
The Lord raised me.

2 On the peaceful shore today
Praises glad I sing;
Sinful days have passed away,
To the Lord I cling;
In His holy light I dwell,
Pure and sweet and free,
While to all the world I tell
How He raised me. [Refrain]

3 Soul adrift, the waves roll high,
Breakers are ahead;
To the blessed Savior cry,
Ere your hope is dead;
Nothing better you can do,
Saved from death to be;
He alone can rescue you,
For He raised me. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Gems No. 2 #33

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: In the awful sea of sin I was sinking fast
Title: The Lord Raise Me
Author: James Rowe (1865-1933)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord raised me



Instances (1 - 12 of 12)

Divine Praise #d70

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Glorious Theme #64

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Gospel Pearls #70

Hymnal of the Church of God #305

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Light and Life Songs No. 4 #61

Melodies of Zion #d117

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New Songs of the Old Faith #17

Praise Him #d116

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Revival Gems No. 2 #33

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Revival Gems No. 3 #33

Select Songs of Praise for Evangelistic Services, Church and Sunday School #d55

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The Baptist Standard Hymnal #261

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