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O wanderer lost in the darkness, entangled by many a snare

O wanderer lost in the darkness, entangled by many a snare

Author: John Marchant Whyte
Tune: [O wanderer lost in the darkness]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Oh, wanderer lost in the darkness,
Entangled by many a snare,
And seeking a pathway of safety
Amid the wild rocks of despair;
Oh, do you not see the bright vision,
That scatters the darkness of night?
The Son of man, seeking the lost ones,
And bringing them forth to the light.

Refrain:
Sing glory to Jesus, He’s coming this way,
Bright star of the morning that heralds the day,
Oh, glory to Jesus, He hears the sad cry,
“Lord, save or I perish, save me or I die.”

2 Oh, weary one bearing thy burden;
Oh, fallen one crushed ‘neath thy load,
Thy feet unprotected and bleeding,
And rocky and jagged the road;
There’s one bending over to help thee
Who knoweth thy grief and dismay;
The Son of man, seeking the lost ones,
Hath travel’d the very same way. [Refrain]

3 Oh, hopeless one stain’d with dishonor;
Oh, lost one whom kindred disowns;
Deceived by the voice of the tempter,
Who promised thee titles and thrones;
Thy substance devour’d by the stranger,
Thy heart sick with hope still deferr’d.
The Son of man, seeking the lost ones,
Thy pitiful moanings hath heard. [Refrain]

Source: The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #122

Author: John Marchant 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: O wanderer lost in the darkness, entangled by many a snare
Author: John Marchant Whyte
Refrain First Line: Sing glory to Jesus, he's coming this way

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Battle Songs of the Cross #d141

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Songs of the Peacemaker #269

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The Finest of the Wheat No. 2 #122

The Great Redemption in Songs New and Selected #d219

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