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464. I Was A Wandering Sheep

1 I was a wand'ring sheep,
I did not love the fold;
I did not love my Shepherd's voice,
I would not be controlled.
I was a wayward child,
I did not love my home;
I did not love my Father's voice,
I loved afar to roam.

2 The Shepherd sought his sheep,
the Father sought his child;
they followed me o'er vale and hill,
o'er deserts waste and wild:
they found me nigh to death,
famished and faint and lone;
they bound me with the bands of love,
they saved the wand'ring one.

3 Jesus my Shepherd is;
'twas he that loved my soul,
'twas he that washed me in his blood,
'twas he that made me whole;
'twas he that sought the lost,
that found the wand'ring sheep,
'twas he that brought me to the fold,
'tis he that still doth keep.

4 I was a wand'ring sheep,
I would not be controlled;
but now I love my Shepherd's voice,
I love, I love the fold.
I was a wayward child,
I once preferred to roam;
gut now I love my Father's voice,
I love, I love his home.

Text Information
First Line: I was a wandering sheep
Title: I Was A Wandering Sheep
Author: Horatius Bonar (1843)
Meter: S.M.D.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1990
Topic: The Way of Salvation: Salvation by Grace; Backsliding; Christ: Shepherd (3 more...)
Tune Information
Composer: John Zundel, 1815-1882 (1855)
Meter: S.M.D.
Key: F Major

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