Missing the lost, O Shepherd true

Missing the lost, O Shepherd true

Author: James M. Gray
Tune: [Missing the lost, O Shepherd true]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Missing the lost, O Shepherd true,
Leaving Thy home in glory,
Thou camest to earth, the lost to woo;
O wonderful, wonderful story!

O wonderful, wonderful story,
Melting the heart to tears!
O wonderful, wonderful story,
Growing richer and richer with years!

2 Seeking the scattered, Shepherd true,
Over the desert straying;
Thou bearest a cross none ever knew.
Thy love all its sorrow outweighing. [Refrain]

3 Healing the wounded, Shepherd true,
Pouring in oil of gladness;
Restoring the souls sin overthrew,
Thou givest them comfort for sadness. [Refrain]

4 Tending the faithful, Shepherd true,
Daily Thy tables spreading,
They feed in the pastures ever new,
No want and no enemy dreading. [Refrain]

Source: Revival Hymns: a Collection of New and Standard Hymns for Gospel and social meetings, Sunday schools and Young People's Societies #104

Author: James M. Gray

Born: May 11, 1851, New York City. Died: September 21, 1935, Passavant Hospital, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, New York City. Gray accepted Christ at age 22. He was educated at Bates College, Lewiston, Maine (Doctor of Divinity), and the University of Des Moines, Iowa (Doctor of Laws). In 1879 he became Rector of the First Reformed Episcopal Church in Boston, Massachusetts, where he served 14 years. He then became dean (1904-25) and president (1925-34) of the Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, Illinois, and directed publication of four editions (1921-28) of the Voice of Thanksgiving, official hymnal of the Institute. A conservative theologian, Gray was one of seven editors of the popular Scofield Reference Bible. He was… Go to person page >

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First Line: Missing the lost, O Shepherd true
Author: James M. Gray
Refrain First Line: O wonderful, wonderful story


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