490. I came a Wanderer

1 I cam a wand'rer, and alone,
My way was dark as night;
I looked to Thee, O blessed One,
And then I found the light.

O Jesus, Saviour, Lamb of God,
How much I owe to Thee,
For all the wonders of Thy grace,
And all Thy love to me!

2 I came with all my doubts and fears,
No hope but in Thy Word;
And while I gazed upon the blood,
Thy pard'ning voice I heard. [Chorus]

3 Oh, may the Spirit's power be felt,
In this poor heart of mine!
And make Thy Word my lamp and light,
My shield and strength Divine. [Chorus]

4 Oh, teach me, Lord, Thy voice to know,
Amid the surging throng;
Be Thou my hope, my life, my joy,
My everlasting song. [Chorus]

Text Information
First Line: I came a wand'rer, and alone
Title: I came a Wanderer
Author: Julia Sterling
Refrain First Line: O Jesus, Saviour, Lamb of God
Language: English
Publication Date: 1890
Topic: Confession; Missionary
Tune Information
Name: [I came a wand'rer, and alone]
Composer: Ira D. Sankey
Key: A♭ Major

MIDI file: Midi
XML score: MusicXML

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