Like a lost sheep on the mountain astray

Like a lost sheep on the mountain astray

Author: W. J. Kilpatrick
Tune: [Like a lost sheep on the mountain astray]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like a lost sheep on the mountain astray,
Far from the fold I had wander’d away,
Jesus came seeking His lost one that day;
Seeking, He sought till He found me.

Refrain:
Seeking, He sought till He found me,
The, with His loving arms ‘round me,
Close to His bosom He bound me,
Bringing me back to the fold

2 Brother, the Saviour is calling you home,
Why on the mountains of sin will you roam?
Back to His love He is bidding you come;
Seeking, He’s seeking to find you. [Refrain]

3 Sinner, the Saviour is looking for you,
Christ, the good Shepherd, so loving and true.
He will receive you and welcome you home;
Wonderful, wonderful Saviour. [Refrain]

Source: New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #288

Author: W. J. Kilpatrick

William J. Kirkpatrick (b. Duncannon, PA, 1838; d. Philadelphia, PA, 1921) received his musical training from his father and several other private teachers. A carpenter by trade, he engaged in the furniture business from 1862 to 1878. He left that profession to dedicate his life to music, serving as music director at Grace Methodist Church in Philadelphia. Kirkpatrick compiled some one hundred gospel song collections; his first, Devotional Melodies (1859), was published when he was only twenty-one years old. Many of these collections were first published by the John Hood Company and later by Kirkpatrick's own Praise Publishing Company, both in Philadelphia. Bert Polman Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like a lost sheep on the mountain astray
Author: W. J. Kilpatrick
Refrain First Line: Seeking, he sought till he found me

Timeline

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
TextAudioPage Scan

New Songs of Praise and Power 1-2-3 Combined #288

Songs of Conquest, for Use in Public Worship, Prayer Services, etc. #d113

Suggestions or corrections? Contact us



Advertisements


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.