Every once in a while I’m surprised by a random song popping into my head. Just a minute ago, I found myself humming, “…like a mighty sea, like a mighty sea, comes the love of Jesus sweeping over me…“.
Good song. Good lyrics. But really old and random. Does that happen to you, too?
Here’s the full song:
- My soul today is thirsting for living streams divine,
To sweep from highest heaven to this poor heart of mine;
I stand upon the promise, in Jesusâ€™ name I plead;
Oh, send the gracious current to satisfy my need.
Like a mighty sea, like a mighty sea,
Comes the love of Jesus sweeping over me;
The waves of glory roll, the shouts I canâ€™t control;
Comes the love of Jesus sweeping oâ€™er my soul.
- I see the clouds arising, the mercy clouds of love,
That come to bring refreshing down from the throne above;
The earnest of the shower, just now to us is givâ€™n,
And now we wait, expecting the floods of grace from heavâ€™n.
- The showâ€™rs of grace are falling, the tide is rolling in,
The floodtide of salvation, with powâ€™r to cleanse from sin;
Itâ€™s surging through my being and takes my sin away,
It keeps me shouting glory! through all the happy day.
- Itâ€™s coming, yes, itâ€™s coming, itâ€™s coming down this hour,
A torrent of salvation in saving, cleansing powâ€™r:
I hear the billows surging, I see them mount and roll;
Oh, glory, hallelujah! theyâ€™re sweeping through my soul.