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There is a sea of mercy

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1 There is a sea of mercy,
Wide as eternity;
It gives the vile and guilty
Salvation full and free;
It is the blood of Jesus,
Come, sinner, do not weep,
From sin and guilt5 it cleanses,
"Launch out into the deep!"

2 There is a sea of promise,
Its waters, deep and wide,
Most safely on its bosom
You reach the other side.
It is the word of Scripture
With power to save and keep,
So full of sweet assurance,
"Launch out into the deep!"

3 There is a sea of service
That you must daily brave;
In spite of raging tempest,
Sail out the lost to save!
O Christian, do not linger,
Shake off the sense of sleep,
Away, away to rescue,
"Launch out into the deep!"

4 Tho' doubts shall make you falter,
And foes shall make you fear,
Tho' disappointments gather
And sure defeat seems near.
Tho' storms are daily raging
With fierce and awful sweep,
If Jesus is your pilot,
"Launch out into the deep!"

Source: Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #173

Author: C. K. Solberg

Solberg, Cark K. (Rushford, Minnesota, June 2, 1872--June 15, 1954). Lutheran. St. Olaf College, B.A. Graduate of Norwegian Lutheran Seminary. Ordained in 1900. Pastorates at Vermillion and Yankton, South Dakota, 1900-1906; Chicago, Illinois, 1906-1911; Minneapolis, Minn., 1911-1918. Evangelist for the Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1937-1935 [sic]. Author of several books and many hymns in Norwegian and English. --J. Irving Erickson, DNAH Archives Go to person page >

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First Line: There is a sea of mercy
Author: C. K. Solberg
Copyright: Public Domain



George J. Webb (b. Rushmore Lodge, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, England, 1803; d. Orange, NJ, 1887) composed WEBB (also known as MORNING LIGHT) on a voyage from England to the United States. The tune was published in The Odeon, a collection of secular music compiled by Webb and Lowell Mason (PHH 96) i…

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