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Counted In

I had wander'd far away In the land of mighty foes

Author: John M. Whyte
Tune: [I had wandered far away]
Published in 8 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 I had wander’d far away
In the land of mighty foes,
And my soul had felt the bitterness of sin;
I was marching with the hosts
That the truth of God oppose,
And among the sav'd I was not counted in.

Counted in, Counted in,
Whosoever will believe is counted in.
What a jubilee of joy,
In the heavens then is heard,
When a soul among the sav'd is counted in.

2 But I found it written down,
Whosoever will believe
In the Son of God is sav'd from ev’ry sin;
And I bless his holy name,
That the promise I receive,—
In that “whosoever” I am counted in. [Chorus]

3 When the pardon full and free,
That is promis'd in His word,
Is receiv'd by faith and Jesus enters in;
What a jubilee of joy
In the heavens then is heard,
And a soul among the sav'd is counted in? [Chorus]

4 Oh, my sinner friend, beware,
A revealing day is near
That will show the secrets of thy heart within;
Have it cleans’d by grace divine
And when Jesus shall appear,
He will then among His jewels count you in. [Chorus]

Source: Redemption Songs: a choice collection of 1000 hymns and choruses for evangelistic meetings, solo singers, choirs and the home #221

Author: John M. Whyte

John M. (Marchant) Whyte. Evangelist, hymn writer, singer, b Paris, Canada West (Ontario), 8 Jun 1850, d Toronto 17 Mar 1927. He studied at the University of Toronto and devoted himself to evangelistic and temperance work. Typical of several hundred songs for which he wrote the words or the music, or both, are 'Canada Shall Yet Be Free,' 'Toronto the Good,' and 'Song of Trust.' Many songs appeared in separate editions published by Toronto News Co or Briggs. With his brother David Albert Whyte he edited Sing Out the Glad News (Briggs 1885) and Songs of Calvary (Briggs 1889). The Great Redemption (Briggs 1894), Nuggets of Gold (Briggs 1898) and Battle Songs of the Cross (1901) contain many of his own melodies. Eight of his hymns are reprinted… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: I had wander'd far away In the land of mighty foes
Title: Counted In
Author: John M. Whyte
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Counted in, counted in
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #11367
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The Cyber Hymnal #11367

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