Far from the fold, how many sheep are straying

Far from the fold, how many sheep are straying

Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Tune: [Far from the fold, how many sheep are straying]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Far from the fold, how many sheep are straying,
Out on the mountains, desolate and bare;
Hungry and cold, with weary feet they wander
Far from the homeland and the Shepherd’s care.

Refrain:
O come, let us go and seek the lost one,
Wand’ring far on the mountains cold;
’Twill be sweet to say at the close of day,
“I have brought one sheep to the fold.”

2 Who’ll seek the lost? oh, who will follow Jesus,
On thro’ the night, nor heeding toil and pain?
Who for his sake will prove a servant faithful–
Bringing the wand’rer to the fold again? [Refrain]

3 Sweet would it be, if you and I could answer,
“Lord, I have sought thy sheep on mountains cold,
Faithful to thee, at last, dear Lord, I’ve found one,
Now it is safely sheltered in thy fold.” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #72

Author: J. Howard Entwisle

Born: Circa 1865, Pennsylvania. Died: December 16, 1901, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Buried: Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Entwisle was living in Chester, Pennsylvania, as of 1880. His works include: Songs of Love and Praise, No. 4, with John Sweney & Henry Gilmour (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1897) Songs of Love and Praise, No. 5, by John Sweney, Frank M. Davis (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1898) Bright Melodies, with John Sweney (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1899) Exalted Praise, with Powell Fithian (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: MacCalla & Company, 1901) --www.hymntime.com/tch/  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Far from the fold, how many sheep are straying
Author: J. Howard Entwisle
Refrain First Line: O come, let us go and seek the lost one

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Bright Melodies: for the Sunday school and young people's societies embracing praise hymns, work songs, invitation songs, primary songs, etc., etc. #97Page Scan
Heart Melodies No. 3 #2Page Scan
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