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Out on the deep, on a starless deep

Out on the deep, on a starless deep

Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Tune: [Out on the deep, on a starless deep]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Out on the deep, on a starless deep,
In the midst of the billow’s roar,
Out on the deep, in a slender barque,
That will sink e’er you reach the shore.

Speed to the life-boat! quick, to the life-boat!
List, while warning voices call;
Speed to the life-boat! quick, to the life-boat!
Come, there is room for all.

2 Out on the deep, on a treacherous deep,
And alone, with no hand to guide,
Out on the deep, and a storm is nigh
That will break o’er the rolling tide. [Refrain]

3 Turn from your course to the beams of hope,
As they shine from the light-house tow’r,
Turn to the arm of redeeming love,
And be saved by its gentle power. [Refrain]

4 Haste, while the time and your strength remain,
You can trust to your barque no more,
See how it sails by the winds are torn,
It will sink ere you gain the shore. [Refrain]

Source: The Ark of Praise #4

Author: Fanny J. Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Hope Tryaway, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of John and Mercy Crosby, was born in Sout… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Out on the deep, on a starless deep
Author: Fanny J. Crosby
Refrain First Line: Speed to the lifeboat