Jesus came to seek His lost ones

Jesus came to seek His lost ones

Author: Ernest G. Wellesley-Wesley
Tune: [Jesus came to seek His lost ones]
Published in 2 hymnals

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1 Jesus came to seek His lost ones—
That means me! That means me!
Came to die upon the tree,
Came with grace so full and free,
Came the sinner’s Friend to be—
That means me!
That means me! That means me!
Jesus came to seek His lost ones—
That means me.

2 Jesus died to save the guilty—
That means me! That means me!
Died that all in Him might live,
Died for all His life to give,
Died all sinners to forgive—
That means me!
That means me! That means me!
Jesus died to save the guilty—
That means me.

3 Jesus now invites the wand’rer—
That means me! That means me!
Life and joy He gives to all
Who upon His name will call,
Free salvation, free for all—
That means me!
That means me! That means me!
Jesus now invites the wand’rer—
That means me.

Source: The Voice of Thanksgiving #121

Author: Ernest G. Wellesley-Wesley

Ernest G. W. Wesley was born and educated in England. At the age of seventeen he started writing for local newspapers. When he was twenty-two he worked as special correspondent for The New York Times in Buenos Aries. While he was in Buenos Aries he became licensed to preach in the Methodist Episcopal Church. He came to the United States in the early 1870's and continued writing and contributing to religious and secular papers. He wrote between five and six hundred hymns and nearly two thousand articles on religious and theological topics. 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 >

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First Line: Jesus came to seek His lost ones
Author: Ernest G. Wellesley-Wesley
Publication Date: 1890
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.

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