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The Voice On the Sea

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?”

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
Title: The Voice On the Sea
Author: D. W. Whittle
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O, sweet was the voice sounding over the sea
Copyright: Public Domain



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Northfield Hymnal #88

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