When out on life's ocean

When out on life's ocean

Author: F. A. Graves
Tune: [When out on life's ocean, the waves dashing high]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1. When out on life’s ocean, the waves dashing high,
While waters are troubled, and no help is nigh,
I’ll sing Ebenezer and watch for the light,
And call to remembrance my song in the night.

My song in the night, my song in the night;
I call to remembrance my song in the night.

2. God’s promise is sure, and we’re safe in His care,
He’ll help all His children their burdens to bear;
To Him let us look to be kept in the right,
And call to remembrance our song in the night. [Refrain]

3. The blood of the Savior will cleanse every one;
O sinner, He’ll save you if only you’ll come;
Accept of His mercy, your way will be bright,
Then sing with the saved ones your song in the night. [Refrain]

4. The home over there will be soon our abode,
Tho’ straight is the way oftentimes rough the road;
But Jesus our guide is the way and the light,
I call to remembrance my song in the night. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #4461

Author: F. A. Graves

Rv Frederick Arthur Graves USA 1856-1927. Born at Williamstown, MA, he was raised in a Christian family, but was orphaned at age 9 after the death of his father, a taylor, then three years later his mother (tuberculosis), he lived on a farm with a family names Hollis that worked him hard and treated him poorly. He was diagnosed with epilepsy when 14. At 21 he moved to Nobles County, MN, and it seemed that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for that, he served the American Sunday School Union as an organizer and evangelist. He was musical, and after age 35 wrote 43 songs. He, with wife Vina, raised three children, Arthur, Irene, and Carl. He studied Bible and music in Chicago, IL and Northfield, MA. Returning to Minneapolis and hear… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When out on life's ocean
Author: F. A. Graves
Refrain First Line: My song in the night
Copyright: Public Domain


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