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Launch out into the deep

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1 Launch out into the deep,
And brave the foaming sea;
Fold not thine arms to slothful sleep
When duty calls to thee.

2 Let down thy net again,
Still hopeful of success;
Tho' long thy toil has seemed in vain,
The Lord will richly bless.

3 Do not faint-hearted say,
Thine is a dreary lot;
Let life seem gloomy as it may,
His goodness falters not.

4 In Jesus put thy trust,
And thou canst never fail;
His mighty Word supports the just,
And that must e'er prevail.

5 Thrust out then from the land,
Let down thy net again;
The work performed at God's command
Can never be in vain.


Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #255

Author: Matthias Loy

Loy, M., President of the Capital University, Columbus, Ohio, contributed several original hymns, and translations from the German, to the Evangelical Lutheran Hymnal. Published by Order of the Evangelical Lutheran Joint Synod of Ohio and Other States. Columbus, Ohio, 1880. The translations may be found through the Index of Authors, &c.; the original hymns are the following:— 1. An awful mystery is here. Holy Communion. 2. At Jesus' feet our infant sweet. Holy Baptism. 3. Come, humble soul, receive the food. Holy Communion. 4. Give me, 0 Lord, a spirit lowly. Humility desired. 5. God gave His word to holy men. Inspiration of Holy Scripture. 6. God of grace, Whose word is sure. Faithfulness. 7. How matchless is… Go to person page >

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First Line: Launch out into the deep
Author: Matthias Loy



Although this tune is widely attributed to Isaac Smith and was published in Smiths Collection of Psalm Tunes, London, ca. 1780, Smith does not claim to be the composer. The tune also appeared in other books of similar or earlier date. Southern Harmony, 1835 attributes the tune to J. Street. - From T…

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VIGIL (St. Alban's)


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