O where, where today are the sheep of the fold

O where, where today are the sheep of the fold

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [O where, where today are the sheep of the fold]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 O where, where today are the sheep of the fold,
Those for whom the dear Shepherd has died,
Those for whom he has sought thro’ the night bleak and cold,
Over torrent and steep mountain side?
Tell me where, tell me where,
Tell me where are the lost sheep today?

Refrain:
Still echoing down from the rough mountain steep,
The voice of the Shepherd is calling his sheep,
The lost ones, the dear ones,
The Shepherd is calling his sheep!

2 And where are the lambs to his great heart so dear?
Are they out on the mountains astray?
Are they far, far away from his kind loving care?
Tell me where are the young lambs today?
Tell me where, tell me where,
Tell me where are the young lambs today? [Refrain]

3 O ye who are out on the mountains of sin,
Heed the voice of the Shepherd so true,
Evermore his seeking the lost ones to win,
And his mercy includes me and you,
Even me, even you,
And his mercy includes me and you. [Refrain]

4 Tho’ the ninety and nine may be safe in the fold,
While there’s one lost in sin and undone,
Will the Shepherd go forth and his dear voice be heard,
As he calls for his wandering one,
As he calls, sweetly calls,
As he calls for his wandering one. [Refrain]

Source: The Old Story in Song #112

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: O where, where today are the sheep of the fold
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: Still echoing down from the rough mountain

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Instances

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Devotional Songs #126Page Scan
The Old Story in Song #112TextAudioPage Scan
The Young People's Hymnal No. 3: adapted to the use of Sunday Schools, Epworth Leagues, prayer meetings and revivals #48Page Scan
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