Push Out Into The Deep
The author writes about this new hymn based on Luke 5:1-11, "This text was written in response to a sermon by Bishop Peter Weaver at the opening of the New England Annual Conference in June 2008. Bishop Weaver preached from the text of Luke 5:1-11 where Jesus urges the disciples [who had worked all night fishing and caught nothing] to again 'Put out into the deep water and let your net down for a catch.' Noting that the disciples obeyed and were awed by the result, Bishop Weaver urged the Conference: 'Let us dare to push out a little deeper, because God in Christ is there to go with us.'"
F. Richard Garland's photo, biography, contact information and links to additional songs and choral music are available on the Discipleship Ministries website.