Scripture Verse

He that trusteth in the Lord, mercy shall compass him about. Psalm 32:10

Introduction

portrait
R. Kelso Carter
1849–1928

Words: Al­bert B. Simp­son, 1891.

Music: R. Kel­so Car­ter (🔊 pdf nwc).

portrait
Albert B. Simpson
1843–1919

Lyrics

The mercy of God
Is an ocean divine,
A boundless and fathomless flood.
Launch out in the deep,
Cut away the shore line,
And be lost in the fullness of God.

Refrain

Launch out, into the deep.
Oh let the shore line go.
Launch out, launch out in the ocean divine,
Out where the full tides flow.

But many, alas!
Only stand on the shore,
And gaze on the ocean so wide.
They ne­ver have ventured
Its depths to explore,
Or to launch on the fathomless tide.

Refrain

And others just venture
Away from the land,
And linger so near to the shore
That the surf and the slime
That beat over the strand
Dash o’er them in floods ev­er­more.

Refrain

Oh, let us launch out
On this ocean so broad,
Where floods of sal­va­tion o’erflow.
Oh, let us be lost
In the mercy of God,
Till the depths of His fullness we know.

Refrain