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.

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


Pelham, AL, United States

So nice to see this...a memory from my childhood. So simple and yet so profound..If you can sing it and not feel joy in your heart, it's time to reaccess you life..

Rodgers Mwiinga

Lusaka, Zambia

I was sinking deep in sin, Far from the peaceful show, Very deeply stained within But the master of see heard my despairing cry. The love of God is something that without divine intervention one can't understand. Imagine the time we didn't know God, the time we were wandering in sin, almost dying in sin God sent His only son from heaven to redeem us from sinking in the sea of sin. May God help us to realise his love every day.

Ebere J. Chukwuka

Eha-Amufu, Enugu State, Nigeria

Love is the greatest. God commanded his love towards us that while we were still sinners Jesus died for us. That's the love that lifted us.


I especially love the third verse - Souls in danger look above Jesus completely saves - He your Savior wants to be Be saved today! What hope and assurance.

Methembe Ndlovu

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

My favourite song because it defines the core of how I have come this far in life.

Julie Kaas

Graham, WA - Washington, United States

Love is what lifted us. Not following all the rules, not changing your attitude or behavior all on our own, but the love and actions of our precious Father. I have hope!


San Antonio, Texas, United States

Beautiful to the soul.

Thank you.