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Life once was a mystery awful to me

Life once was a mystery awful to me

Author: D. W. Whittle
Tune: [Life once was a mystery awful to me]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Life once was a mystery awful to me,
Fearful and strange as a dark boundless sea;
And I tho’t of myself as a soul on the deep,
Ever crying, “Ah, who shall my fail vessel keep?”

Refrain:
Oh, sweet was the voice sounding over the sea,
The Light of the World thy Pilot shall be;
I am coming o’er the wave through the storm and the night,
To meet with the soul that is seeking the Light.

2 O sweet was the voice that came calling to me;
Fair was the form of my Saviour to see;
As thro’ the deep waters and tempests He came,
To save the lost soul that had called on His name. [Refrain]

3 O life is no longer a myst’ry to me;
Jesus I take as my Pilot to be;
In the chart of His word all my course is made clear,
And with Him at the helm no danger I fear. [Refrain]

4 Christ now is my life, and ‘tis joyous to be
Sailing with Him, safely on o’er the sea;
With the calm of His presence my spirit is filled,
The winds are all hush’d, and the waters are still’d. [Refrain]

Source: Northfield Hymnal: for use in evangelistic and church services, conventions, sunday schools, and all prayer and social meetings of the church and home #88

Author: D. W. Whittle

[Also published under the pseudonym El Nathan.]… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Life once was a mystery awful to me
Author: D. W. Whittle
Refrain First Line: O, sweet was the voice sounding

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Hymns and Spiritual Songs #71

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Northfield Hymnal #88

The Gospel Choir No. 2 #d55

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