I was sinking deep in sin

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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.
Love lifted me!
Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
  Love lifted me.
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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.
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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.
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Joseph

Lagos, Nigeria

The love of God is unfathomable. It is love that reached down to save a person like me. I am forever grateful to Jesus Christ who suffered, died and rose up from the dead to accomplish my redemption. Really, the love of God lifted me. Have you tasted of this love? For God so loved the world that He have His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life. Accept Him today and you can never be the same again. Shalom


Anonymous

Newbury, Berks, United States

I've been concerned about how ineffective I am in telling others about Jesus and what He's done for me. I woke up this morning and was reminded that the soul of anyone who dies without asking Jesus to save them will be lost for all eternity. So every moment they live without Jesus, they are in the greatest danger of instantly being lost and cut off from any chance of a joyous eternity with God in heaven. The third verse warns that they really are 'souls in danger' and need to 'look above' to Jesus for the safety that only he can secure. He is the 'lifeboat' we need to get into.


Anonymous

Beautiful memories of how this hymn ministered to me when I was a young adult and my mom played it for me. God is so good!


Reuben Goh Ern Tze

Kuantan, PHG, Malaysia

Love lifted me.

1 John 4:19

We love because He first love us.

Amen


Christina

Nairobi, Kenya

I have been in a very dark place. On a real downward spiral. But God has been working deep healing in me. Last night I did a module on helping others find significance in life from AACCs mental health program. It was equipping me to help others but it ministered so deeply to me about God's love and about my life being meaningful. Today this song came to my mind as I woke up. Not in my hymn book but I found it here. Love has lifted me! Love is lifting me! Love will lift me!


Olaitan Olubiyi

Warri, Delta State, Nigeria

I woke up this morning having an intensive worship and praise and thanksgiving to my God, pondering on the events around my life in the last one year, May 2020-May 2021, This song then came to my spirit. I googled the lyrics and sang it several times. So refreshing, so assuring and so exciting. Thanks to God, the One who is there when none else shows up and the One who lifts up with His love.


Gege

Avon Park, Florida, United States

My Shower Song! Daily!


Carolyn Crudup Starks

Greenbelt, MD, United States

Chose this song fir the congregational hymn for Sunday’s service 2/14/2021. The perfect hymn for Valentine’s Day! God is love and what greater demonstration of His love than sending his son Jesus to die for our sins.


Misty Chapman

Attalla, AL, United States

Awoke this morning with this old hymn repeating in my mind.

Haven't been to a church service in over 10 yrs.


Ayanda Joseph

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

Is there any love as true as Christ's love? So perfect, redeeming and genuine??

About three decades ago, I went out with my mum. We wanted to cross a busy road. My mum was holding my hand as a parent would do. As a fast moving truck was closely approaching, I ran across the road. My mum couldn't run after me because everyone at the scene thought I would be crushed.

My mum loves and cares for me but her love couldn't save me from death.

As the truck was about to hit me, God's power stopped it. Everyone was amazed.

Since then, I believe in God's omnipotence and omnipresence. He loves us, He is everywhere and always ready to save.

When my parent's love failed, God's love saved.

On several occasions, this saving love of God has rescued me from perishing in the raging sea of sins.

Praise the Lord!