A thought that I was shared with all of you reading my blog, a meditation for the Lenten season by William Booth the founder of Salvation Army.
O boundless salvation! Deep ocean of love,
O fullness of mercy, Christ brought from above,
The whole world redeeming, so rich and so free,
Now flowing for all men, flowing for all men,
Now flowing for all men, come, roll over me
My sins they are many, their stains are so deep,
And bitter the tears of remorse that I weep,
But useless is weeping; thou great crimson sea,
Thy water can cleanse me, thy water can cleanse me!
My tempers are fitful, my passions are strong,
They bind my poor soul and they force me to wrong;
Beneath thy blest billows deliverance I see,
O come, might ocean, O come mighty ocean,
O come, mighty ocean, and roll over me!
Now tossed with temptation, then haunted with fears,
My life has been joyless and useless for years;
I feel something better most surely would be
If once they pure waters, if once thy pure waters
If once thy pure waters would roll over me.
Ocean of mercy, oft longing I’ve stood
On the brink of thy wonderful, live giving flood!
Once more I have reached this soul cleansing sea,
I will not go back, I will not go back,
I will not go back till it rolls over me
The tide is now flowing, I’m touching the wave,
I hear the loud call of the Mighty to Save;
My faith’s growing bolder, delivered I’ll be;
I plunge’ neath the waters, I plunge ‘ neath the waters;
I plunge ‘neath the waters they roll over me.
And now hallelujah! the rest of my days
Shall gladly be spent in promoting His praise
Who opened His bosom to pour out this sea
Of boundless salvation, of boundless salvation,
O boundless salvation for you and for me
Grace and Peace to you my friends