Like a Sea without a Shore / Maranatha Come Lord Jesus Come

This folk-style Advent hymn  was written by English Roman-Catholc convert, physiotherapist, and later teacher and hymn-writer Estelle White.

It was first published in the 1976 20th Century Folk Hymnal Volume 3, and again in the 1977 Hymns Old and New - a Hymnal for the Irish Church.

Sheet music is currently available in

The opening phrase, a simile to express the extent of God's love, was used in a poem "The Purple Heather" by Margaret Farrand (ref) in 1913 / 14.



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Lyrics

The words of this hymn are copyright so cannot be reproduced in full here.   But they are currently available on this website.

The song has three verses, each with four lines, and a two-line chorus is repeated between each one. A rough outline is:
1  Like a sea without a shore, love divine ...

Chorus: Maranatha! ... Come, Lord Jesus, Come!

2  So that we could all be free ...

3  Death where is your victory? ...


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