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Lost and found

An hundred dear sheep in my tenderness shared

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Tune: [An hundred dear sheep in my tenderness shared]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 An hundred dear sheep in my tenderness shared,
But one had grown weary of home;
No more for my love or my blessing it cared,
But far from the Shepherd would roam.
So precious to me was the sheep that was mine,
I breasted the storm and the cold,
And willingly left the dear ninety and nine
That strayed not away from the fold.

Come back to the Savior, He’s looking for thee,
Tho’ wayward and sinful you’ve been;
He’s tenderly calling, “O come unto me,
I’ll forgive you, and cleanse you from sin.”

2 Afar in the desert the lost one I found,
But weary and worn, and distressed;
All footsore, and bleeding from many a wound,
I folded it close to my breast.
Dear lamb, I have journeyed in anguish, alone,
And sought thee with sorrowing deep,
But oh! the Good Shepherd hath love for His own,
And “Giveth His life for the sheep.” [Refrain]

3 O wonderful rescue, at wonderful cost!
It never can fully be told;
But it was my sheep, yes, my own that was lost,
And now it is safe in the fold.
So glad and contented abideth my lamb,
I know that whoever may stray,
The lamb that I rescued will stay where I am,
And nevermore wander away. [Refrain]

Source: The Joy Bells of Canaan or Burning Bush Songs No. 2 #100

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck

Carrie Ellis Breck was born 22 January 1855 in Vermont and raised in a Christian home. She later moved to Vineland, New Jersy, and then to Portland, Oregon. She wrote verse and prose for religious and household publications, In 1884 she married Frank A. Breck. She has written between fourteen and fifteen hundred hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: An hundred dear sheep in my tenderness shared
Title: Lost and found
Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck
Refrain First Line: Come back to the Savior