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Gentle Shepherd, Save Me Now

Far away my steps have wandered

Author: Fanny Crosby
Tune: [Far away my steps have wandered]
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far away my steps have wandered,
On the rugged mountain’s brow;
But to thee my heart is crying,
Gentle Shepherd, save me now!

Save me now! save me now!
Gentle Shepherd, save me now!
Unto thee my heart is crying,
Gentle Shepherd, save me now!

2 Thou hast borne my weight of sorrow,
At thy feet I humbly bow;
And my heart with thee is pleading,
Gentle Shepherd, save me now! [Refrain]

3 Though thy love I long have slighted,
Though ungrateful I have been,
To thy fold my faith has brought me;
Let my weary soul come in. [Refrain]

4 Though thy love I long have slighted,
O’er my wasted years I weep;
In thy blessed arms of mercy
Shield and save thy wand’ring sheep. [Refrain]

Source: On Joyful Wing : A Book of Praise and Song #92

Author: Fanny Crosby

Pseudonymns: A.V., Mrs. A. E. Andrews, Mrs. E. A. Andrews, Mrs. E. L. Andrews, James L. Black, Henrietta E. Blair, Charles Bruce, Robert Bruce, Leah Carlton, Eleanor Craddock, Lyman G. Cuyler, D.H.W., Ella Dare, Ellen Dare, Mrs. Ellen Douglass, Lizzie Edwards. Miss Grace Elliot, Grace J. Frances, Victoria Frances, Jennie Garnett, Frank Gould, H. D. K., Frances Hope, Annie L. James, Martha J. Lankton [Langton], Grace Lindsey, Maud Marion, Sallie Martin, Wilson Meade, Alice Monteith, Martha C. Oliver, Mrs. N. D. Plume, Kate Smiley, Sallie Smith, J. L. Sterling, John Sterling, Julia Sterling, Ida Scott Taylor, Mary R. Tilden, Mrs. J. B. Thresher, Hope Tryaway, Grace Tureman, Carrie M. Wilson, W.H.D. Frances Jane Crosby, the daughter of Joh… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far away my steps have wandered
Title: Gentle Shepherd, Save Me Now
Author: Fanny Crosby
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Save me now, save me now
Copyright: Public Domain




Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

The Cyber Hymnal #11585

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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