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.
Mary Smith

Henderson, North Carolina, United States

I used to sing the song to my kids when they were little. My 3 boys are now in their twenties and even though I raised them to serve the Lord, they are not serving the Lord right now. I just got through singing this song with my husband, and after reading some of the comments I'm sure the Lord will bring this song back to their minds.


Nairobi, Nyanza, Kenya

It's 14tg Feb..Valentine's. This words are ringing in my mind...no love can lift me as Christ's....

Brian Smith

Semmes, Alabama, United States

Sung it as a child up through my young adult years. I to woke up singing this song this morning although I no longer go to church. It's a song that reminds you of a true love, one that never leaves you no matter how far you go. On this day my dear friends will see their daughter for the last time while on this Earth she died of cancer this past week. Although she was 47 she is still their baby girl. My one thought this morning when I woke was how God's Love can and will lift you when your at your lowest. My prayer this day is that God gives my dear friends the Mcduffie's peace and lift them in a way only possible with God. In the storm God remains in control.

Church in Caloocan

Caloocan, NCR, Philippines

Thank You Lord for reminding us everyday...

Jim Zanios

Albuquerque, NM, United States

I remember as a teen, now 73 singing that song and laughing with my friends at a church service at a movie theatre at which we were forced to go to by coach. It haunted me and stayed with me it was played the day I got saved (age 32). It was played the day I was baptized, and many years later as I was ordained to serve. He will seek the lost and blind sinner, I am blessed He sought me out that day as a teen and never gave up. What a Glorious God!

M. Blake

I woke up this morning and found myself singing this song. I knew the first verse and the last. But, the words kept jumbling up. I tried to find it in my hymnal and could not. So, I decided to try google and here it is. Then the first two comments fits me perfectly.


Atlantic City, NJ, United States

I've been wondering why God saved me from almost drowning as a child - knowing that there are so many people more deserving - Humming this tune this morning - realized it was old hymn - so I looked it up and found you all - God Bless - God lifted me!


Cincinnati, OH, United States

Don't know where it came from, other than the Holy Spirit, that I just started singing this song. We used to sing this in church when I was a kid all the time. Oh how I miss the hymns of old.

David Cook

Charleston, West Virginia, United States

Woke up this morning with the chorus of this song on my mind. Great finding this. Made my think of my time in church with my parents many years ago.

Anne Laird

Glasgow, Renfrew, United Kingdom

I learned this as a child in Sunday School about 60 years ago and it has never left me. We are trying to revive all the old choruses we sang as children. Love is still lifting me. God bless