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Over the rolling sea, Many the voices

Over the rolling sea, Many the voices

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Tune: [Over the rolling sea]
Published in 10 hymnals

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1. Over the rolling sea,
Many the voices appealing to me;
Groping in the darkness they,
And to us for light they pray;
O, their cry rings piteously
O’er the waves of the deep, rolling sea.
Over the rolling sea,
Over the rolling sea!

Over the sea, calling to me,
There without Jesus the millions I see;
Over the sea, pleading with me,
Shall I not answer the pitiful plea?

2. Over the rolling sea,
Millions are perishing, Lord, without Thee;
We are blessed with Gospel light,
While they grope in heathen night,
And we send not, O the shame!
Help to them in the Savior’s dear name,
Over the rolling sea,
Over the rolling sea! [Refrain]

3. Over the rolling sea,
There is a mission of mercy for me;
Souls by years of sin depraved
By my efforts may be saved,
If I help to send the light
To the people now shadowed in night
Over the rolling sea,
Over the rolling sea! [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5293

Author: Elisha A. Hoffman

Elisha Hoffman (1839-1929) after graduating from Union Seminary in Pennsylvania was ordained in 1868. As a minister he was appointed to the circuit in Napoleon, Ohio in 1872. He worked with the Evangelical Association's publishing arm in Cleveland for eleven years. He served in many chapels and churches in Cleveland and in Grafton in the 1880s, among them Bethel Home for Sailors and Seamen, Chestnut Ridge Union Chapel, Grace Congregational Church and Rockport Congregational Church. In his lifetime he wrote more than 2,000 gospel songs including"Leaning on the everlasting arms" (1894). The fifty song books he edited include Pentecostal Hymns No. 1 and The Evergreen, 1873. Mary Louise VanDyke… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Over the rolling sea, Many the voices
Author: Elisha A. Hoffman
Refrain First Line: Over the sea, calling to me



The Cyber Hymnal #5293
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