SONG OF JONAH
Scripture: Jonah 2:7
Time Signature: 6/8
Hymn Status: Partnership (An agreement between the hymn writer and R.J. Stevens Music, LLC.)
1. The hymn writer does not want this hymn and its arrangement altered in any way.
2. The hymn writer does not want this hymn accompanied with instrumental music.
Ephesians 5:19; Colossians 3:16
Verse 1: The waters rushed in all around me; Deep darkness encompassed my soul. The tempest engulfed me and drowned me; Leviathan swallowed me whole. The bars of the earth sealed behind me, Far down where the mountains are moored; And there, where no helper could find me, I looked in despair for the LORD. I looked in despair for the LORD.
Verse 2: Distressed by my folly and error, Ashamed of my cowardly flight, I cried out in torment and terror, “LORD, have I been cast from Your sight?” Yet when I was fainting in spirit, Entangled in death’s mighty cord, I prayed, and I knew He would hear it: I called on the name of the LORD. I called on the name of the LORD.
Verse 3: I sing with the voice of thanksgiving And worship the God who can save, Who led me to lands of the living, And rescued my soul from the grave. Each vow I have sworn I will pay Him; My service will be my reward. With gratitude I will obey Him; Salvation belongs to the LORD. Salvation belongs to the LORD.