Love lifted me

James Rowe’s (words) and Howard E. Smith’s 1912 song, “Love lifted me” came to mind this morning and I sang it . . . I had fallen asleep last night reading Sebastian Junger’s The Perfect Storm. The genre, journalist live-in story told like a novel, is one of my favorites.

Here are Rowe’s words to reflect on this morning:

Love Lifted Me
Words by James Rowe | Music by Howard E. Smith

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.


Source: Cyberhymnal, a very good song resource.