Across the Sea of Sorrows (A Sea Shanty)

Hey all,

Just thought I would post something that I found fun. One of the challenges given during the 2021 Getty Hymn Writers Collective was to write a song that tapped into the essence of a sea shanty. As I started listening to sea shanties I found one that I absolutely loved called “Across the Western Ocean” (listen to a beautiful recording here). I took that melody and added some Revelation 21-22 inspired lyrics then recorded a quick demo. Enjoy!

You can find the lead sheet here.

Across The Sea of Sorrows

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