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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

Full 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

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. 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, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… 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

Timeline

Media

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



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