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.
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.

Salley Conzil

Greenville, South Carolina, United States

Our Catholic Cathedral in Greenville SC did a wonderful job on this song sunday. Reminding us of our saviour Jesus Christ and how He loves us.


MA, United States

During my early years we sung this song all the time in Church and during Evangelistic meetings. During our Sabbath worship it came to mind and we had to sing it.

Thank You God for Your everlasting love for us.

Sue Kamstra

Hudsonville, MI, United States

My Mom suffered a massive stroke 3 years ago that paralyzed her and took away her speech. The hardest thing ever as she wants to talk but can't.

Interesting thing with Aphasia.... people can still sing!! As we walk the halls in the nursing home she sings this song. It lifts her spirits and mine so thank You Jesus!! You are faithful.

She has always sang around the house when we were growing up to lift her spirits during difficult times. This is now another difficult time but she is blessing others as she always does.. Her JOY comes from the Lord.

Gary Madonna

Middletown, MD, United States

His love lifted me, too.

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.