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In the depths of the sea

My sins, O the peace giving thought

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [My sins, O the peace-giving thought]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 My sins, O the peace-giving thought,
Are buried beneath the wild wave,
Since God in His mercy has brought
His wonderful power to save.

“Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea,”
‘Tis the word of the Lord, and sufficient for me,
Tho’ the billows may roar and may break on the shore,
They are lost in its depths, and can reach me no more,
Of the place where they’re buried,
Only God holds the key,
In the depths, the depths of the sea.

2 No more shall they rise to distress,
Or trouble the peace of my soul,
As o’er them in power to bless
God’s waves of forgiveness shall roll. [Refrain]

3 No tempest can bring to the light
The sins He has buried for aye,
My soul precious is in His sight,
And He will protect it alway. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #292

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: My sins, O the peace giving thought
Title: In the depths of the sea
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths
Copyright: Public Domain


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New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #292

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