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980. The Ninety-Nine

1 The ninety-nine within the fold
Are safe from fears and storms of night,
But one is on the mountains cold,
’Twill perish there—how sad the sight!

Refrain:
Go search it out and bring it home,
No more in darkness let it roam;
You’ll find it there in dreadful plight,
Oh! go and bring it back tonight.

2 The ninety-nine are safe today,
They’re all at home, so fully blest,
But one is wand’ring far away,
Upon the mountain’s snowy crest. [Refrain]

3 The ninety-nine with care are fed,
And rest within the Shepherd’s fold;
But one is starving, nearly dead,
Upon the mountains bare and cold. [Refrain]

4 The Shepherd dear, aloud doth weep
Because one lamb afar doth roam;
The ninety-nine He’ll safely keep—
We’ll seek that lamb and bring it home. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: The ninety-nine within the fold
Title: The Ninety-Nine
Author: William G. Schell (1911)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Scripture: Luke 15:4-7
Topic: Missionary
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Ninety_Nine); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (323); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (358)
Refrain First Line: Go search it out and bring it home
Tune Information
Name: [The ninety-nine within the fold]
Composer: Barney E. Warren (1911)
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Key: D Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Ninety_Nine); Faith Publishing House, Evening Light Songs, 1949, edited 1987 (323); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (358)



Media
MIDI file: The_Ninety_Nine.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Ninety_Nine)




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