I was sinking deep in sin

I was sinking deep in sin,
  Far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within,
  Sinking to rise no more;
But the Master of the sea
  Heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me,
  Now safe am I.
  Love lifted me!
Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
  Love lifted me.
All my heart to Him I give,
  Ever to Him I’ll cling,
In His blessed presence live,
  Ever His praises sing.
Love so mighty and so true
  Merits my soul’s best songs;
Faithful, loving service, too,
  To Him belongs.
Souls in danger, look above,
  Jesus completely saves;
He will lift you by His love
  Out of the angry waves.
He’s the Master of the sea,
  Billows His will obey;
He your Savior wants to be—
  Be saved today.
Adetola Dedenuola

Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, Russia

This is one of my best Christian hymns. Ever freshing and reviving to me the past three decades.

House Of Praise

Salford, Manchester

Love lifted me.


Leicester, Leicestershire

Very inspirational song! Glory be to God.



Beautiful song with life in its words and music.

Carmen Waite

Cutler Bay, Fl

Daddy taught all 10 of us children to sing the Chorus with the words, "John 3:16,

John 3:16, when nothing else could help, John 3:16. John 3:16, John 3:16. When nothing else could help; John 3:16."

Barry Watson

Neodesha, Kansas, United States

If you knew who and what I was when Jesus found me, and saved me, you'd know why this song is my very most beloved. Regarding other comments:

Jdw53: Thank you! I memorized Colossians 3:1-17 years ago, and it has blessed me greatly, and I agree that the music alone is a blessing.

Marian Ohearn: No offence (Really!), but.....there's one in every crowd!


Love lifted me.


I love this hymn and grateful that it was available today for me to sing. I am 44 years old and God's love is still lifting me above my circumstances and a world of busyness!

Luis Baquedo

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

This song has been a blessing to me since 1968, when I was in Theological College. STILL BLESSES MY SOUL. THANKS.


Asheboro, NC, United States

I love this song. I am 63 yrs. This is the song I loved to sing when I was a little girl. It tells you that God's love will save you from your sins.