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.
Gedion Omwono

Kisumu, Nyanza, Kenya

My late dad used to sing this song every morning when clearning our compound and one day I asked him where he learned the song from, and he told me that they use to sing it during second world war when they captured french somali land and in Burma. It’s still fresh in my memory and he is the only person who could sing it in church without a hymn book. Praise God for that.


Charleston, SC, United States

My mother would sing this as she rocked us and all her grand and great grandchildren. She changed the words but the tune was in our heads and I rocked my kids to this, too. Now she is passed and I hum it as I prepare for her funeral. Do glad I found the true words.

Amanda Warren

Shelby Twp, Michigan, United States

My grandma use to sing this to me while she rocked me when I was little and I did the same for my 2 kids. This song is special to me. I have been missing her lately and seeing this is just want I needed.


DeSoto, TX, United States

Remembered parts of this from childhood. Happy to find all the lyrics.


Lauderhill, Florida, United States

I was praying for deliverance from my difficult situations. This song was inspired to me. I sang it that morning of June 2017, and I keep singing it ever since. The love of Jesus Christ is clearing my path.


Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Nigeria

Hallelujah. Am speechless, what a glorious hymn. am loving it.

Maurice Adams

Johannesburg, South Africa, Gauteng, South Africa

This song came to my mind in a service last evening while the preacher was delivering a sermon on Peter walking towards Jesus on the water and sinking when he saw the waves and took his eyes off Jesus. Just had to look it up and play it as I have not sung it for a few generations. Blessings. Maurice


Dubai, United Arab Emirates

It's been the hymn on my heart since last month. As I go through a peculiar hardship ever in my life, the song just rise from the deep of my heart and, all of the sudden, my entire being resounds:

Love lifted me

Love lifted me

When nothing else could help

Love lifted me!

Jethry Yerta ROBI

Port Vila, Shefa Province, Vanuatu

The song came to mind early this morning, decided to google and find this piece of wonderful hymnal music. Love this song so I played it the whole morning at work and my colleague keeps saying he love the song too.

Only God's love gives the unending peace and reigns in our heart.

Thanks a lot. God bless!!

Al Becker

Birmingham, AL, United States

If you want to hear the Gospel...look up the old hymns. There will be no question what you are signing about...Jesus was born, Jesus lived, Jesus died and rose again to save sinners like me and you.