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]
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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 (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

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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


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

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