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.
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.
Phillip McKenzie

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

A poignant hymn in these troubled times when our hearts might sink through fear of what is happening around us. May the Lord bless you as your eyes focus on him.

Debi Lyn

Black River Falls, WI, United States

Some likely know these lyrics word for word without even looking, but my challenge to each n every one of us is to HEAR THE LYRICS!

Ahead of singing special music, I have suggested folks close their eyes n JUST LISTEN! Seems every time I do this, my heart is deeply touched.... that's GOD!

He has something special for any n every person coming to Him... for answers, for acceptance, for encouragement, for rest/peace......... He's got it all & He's the only place you can find perfect authenticity!

Don't settle for knock offs, part truths, temporary fixes - NOT when Truth stands waiting to fill you to overflowing with His goodness!

Enjoy some of the comments too..... please. ox 😇 ox

Angela Hughes

Slinger, WI, United States

This will be the closing song for today's Divine hour. I heard my nephew playing it through. Lots of memories came rushing back. It is the entire gospel in verity. Have a blessed day all.

Calvince Ondiek

Kisumu, Kenya

This song is my own testimony. It reminds me the year when I gave in to Christ and was baptized. That's when I was a primary school boy. I can't forget how Christ separated me from the bang smoking group and gave me chance to sing and praise his name. Glory be to God.


Kannapolis, NC, United States

Just got a disheartening health diagnosis for my relative. Was outside pulling weeds when the neighboring church bells chimed “Love Lifted Me”. I came in and sought out all the words. He did lift me, for without Him there is no hope!

Cynthia Stevens

Kingston, Jamaica

I was feeling so depress and I sought peace from Jesus Christ my Saviour when this song popped in head. Thanks be to Jesus for His blessed consolation through this hymn.

HIS unfailing love lifted me out of the depress spirit. Amen.

Chester Deh

Takoradi, Western Region, Ghana

Just when I was reflecting on my own weaknesses and helplessness in the face of many temptations, the song "I was sinking deep in sin" reminded me of God's Great Love for me. Oh what a great relief and assurance I have just received; Indeed God's Love is so Mighty and so True.

Do you sense the danger of sin and feel your helplessness, look up to Jesus; for Jesus completely saves.


Houston, TX, United States

While devotional time was taking place and the lesson studied (2 Cor. 5:11-21) revealed I needed to forgive someone who had betrayed me. I prayed afterwards and forgave this individual and asked for my own forgiveness and in the prayer love lifted me was spoke from my lips to God's divine ears and once again now I am safe. Rev. 12:11 says, And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb and by their testimony. Love Lifted Me. May God continue to bless and keep us All. Amen.

D Ross-Moore

Garfield Hts, Ohio, United States

God's Spirit had me singing Blessed Assurance and about a month later the spirit had me singing I was Sinking Deep in Sin, I couldn't remember all the lyrics and so I Googled the song and I've been singing it ever since, thanks Google!!! ☺😊☺😊

Emmanuel Seth

Abuja, FCT, Nigeria

This is one of my favourite hymns seeing where God took me from to make me His very own.