a hymn: Love lifted me

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.
Refrain
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 blessèd 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.
Refrain
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.
Refrain

Words: James Rowe, 1912.

Music: Howard E. Smith ( ).

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5vz6QUIDf8 (listen to the hymn)

Excerpts quoted from above link:

“Famous song writer James Rowe (1865-1933) didn’t have an easy life..Born January 1, 1865,..He and his family lived in Wales.
In 1889 James, as a 24-year-old man, immigrated to the United States, where he settled in Albany New York. .. James worked as a teacher, government worker, railroad worker, and an inspector for the Hudson River Humane Society.
..It is said that James Rowe wrote some 20,000 hymns and poems…
What makes this so amazing is what he overcame in order to pen these thousands of songs. According to his daughter, she witnessed her father, who suffered with a serious case of arthritis, spending day after day working on the words, melody, and music to many different songs. Despite the pain with which he lived, he pushed through and achieved his goals of putting his faith to the written word.
One of those songs which he laboured over is the well-known hymn, “Love Lifted Me.””

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Bible verses:

Matthew 14:29-31 New Living Translation (NLT)

29 “Yes, come,” Jesus said.

So Peter went over the side of the boat and walked on the water toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the strong[a] wind and the waves, he was terrified and began to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he shouted.

31 Jesus immediately reached out and grabbed him. “You have so little faith,” Jesus said. “Why did you doubt me?”

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