The story behind the new Graham Kendrick song – Sailor’s Song

This Sunday 8th July is Sea Sunday. In the short interview clip below Graham Kendrick talks about writing a song for The Sailor’s Society as well as a description of the work of the Society (click on the arrow below).

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The song borrows lines from the old hymn Oh The Deep Deep Love of Jesus. You can listen to a recording of the song in the YouTube clip below.

Here is a link to the piano score for the song. The song is available as a MultiTrack backing track.

The Sailor’s Song – Graham Kendrick

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Shore-less, boundless, full and free;
Empty cross and tomb proclaiming
God, my Father’s love for me.
And when storms of life are raging;
Home and loved ones far away;
I will listen for the voice that
Calmed the waves on Galilee.

Oh the deep, deep love of Jesus,
Vast unmeasured boundless free;
Deeper than the deepest ocean
Is my Saviour’s love for me.

Through the long, cold nights of waiting
Or the weary work-long day,
One who made the star-lit heavens
Travels in the boat with me.

Though it seems at times He’s sleeping
While the towering waters rage,
Everlasting arms surround me
Always, always.
Friend of mine, yes friend of sinners,
Teach me your befriending love –
Like a current through me flowing
From the Father’s heart above.

Graham Kendrick ©2012 Make Way Music,
First stanza of chorus: Samuel Trevor Francis (1834-1925).
Dedicated to the world’s 1.2 million merchant seafarers and to the Sailors’ Society,, which seeks to serve them.