Shipwrecked, but not lost

O shipwrecked soul, far out on sin's dark wave

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [O shipwrecked soul, far out on sin's dark wave]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 O shipwrecked soul, far out on sin’s dark wave,
With no help near, no lifeline thrown to save;
No boat to launch, no crew with courage brave;
Thy only help is Jesus.

Refrain:
Jesus has conquered the storm tossed sea,
Walked the wild billows of Galilee;
He is the Savior for thee, and me:
Jesus, only Jesus.

2 O shipwrecked soul, no wave can drown the voice
Of Him who speaks to make thy soul rejoice;
’Midst tempest swirl, make Jesus now thy choice;
Thy only help is Jesus. [Refrain]

3 O shipwrecked soul, He waits with pitying eye
Beholding thee; He’ll hear thy helpless cry;
O venture now, trust fully, He is nigh;
Thy only help is Jesus. [Refrain]

4 Shipwrecked, not lost beneath the crested wave;
For Christ was near; that Galilean brave,
Who holds a scepter in His hand, will save;
Thy only help is Jesus. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11360

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Henry Lake Gilmour United Kingdom 1836-1920. Born at Londonderry, Ireland, he emigrated to America as a teenager, thinking he wanted to learn navigation. When he reached the U.S., he arrived in Philadelphia and decided to seek his fortune in America. He started working as a painter, then served in the American Civil War, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, VA. He married Letitia Pauline Howard in 1858. After the war he trained as a dentist and did that for many years. In 1869 he moved to Wenonah, NJ, and helped found the Methodist church there in 1885. He served as Sunday school superintendent and, for four decades, directed the choir at the Pittman Grove Camp Meeting, also working as song leade… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O shipwrecked soul, far out on sin's dark wave
Title: Shipwrecked, but not lost
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: Jesus has conquered the storm tossed sea
Copyright: Public Domain

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The Cyber Hymnal #11360
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11360

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