Come over…and help us.@Acts 16:9
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Elisha A. Hoffman (1839-1929)

Elisha A. Hoffman, 1891.

R. B. Mahaffey (🔊 pdf nwc).

Over the rolling sea,
Many the voices appealing to me;
Groping in the darkness they,
And to us for light they pray;
O, their cry rings piteously
O’er the waves of the deep, rolling sea.
Over the rolling sea,
Over the rolling sea!

Refrain

Over the sea, calling to me,
There without Jesus the millions I see;
Over the sea, pleading with me,
Shall I not answer the pitiful plea?

Over the rolling sea,
Millions are perishing, Lord, without Thee;
We are blessed with Gospel light,
While they grope in heathen night,
And we send not, O the shame!
Help to them in the Savior’s dear name,
Over the rolling sea,
Over the rolling sea!

Refrain

Over the rolling sea,
There is a mission of mercy for me;
Souls by years of sin depraved
By my efforts may be saved,
If I help to send the light
To the people now shadowed in night
Over the rolling sea,
Over the rolling sea!

Refrain