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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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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

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

Born: July 23, 1856, Williamstown, Massachusetts. Died: January 2, 1927, Zion City, Illinois. Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Frederick Arthur Graves, Orphaned at age 9, Graves was diagnosed with epilepsy when he was 14. At age 21, he moved to Nobles County, Minnesota, and it appeared for a while that his seizures had stopped. Grateful for having been healed, he began to serve the American Sunday School Union. He studied the Bible and music in Chicago, Illinois, and Northfield, Massachusetts. Upon return to Minneapolis and hearing evangelist John Alexander Dowie, Graves experienced permanent healing, which provided a backdrop for his Gospel songs. Later, he moved to Zion City, Illinois, where he lived the rest of his life. All of his ch… 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


The Cyber Hymnal #4461
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