On the highway of sin I wandered

On the highway of sin I wandered

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff
Tune: [On the highway of sin I wandered]
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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1 On the highway of sin I wandered
Far away from the good Shepherd’s fold;
And my erring heart often pondered
O’er the idols I then would behold;
On the wings of love come this message divine,
“I know my sheep, and am known by Mine.”

2 For a moment I paused to listen,
Just to know when the good Shepherd came;
Just to hear His sweet voice at nightfall
Gently calling His lost sheep by name;
Nearer to my soul came this message divine,
“I know my sheep, and am known by Mine.” [Refrain]

3 In my weakness and need He found me
Then my penitent story I told,
And He drew me more closely to Him
As He carried my back to the fold;
My faint soul He cheered with this message divine,
“I know my sheep, and am known by Mine.” [Refrain]

4 This good Shepherd is daily seeking
Wand’ring sheep, just the same as of old;
Should you meet Him at morn or midnight,
He will welcome you into the fold;
In His Word you’ll find this sweet message divine,
“I know my sheep, and am known by Mine.” [Refrain]

Source: Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #25

Author: Lavinia E. Brauff

Lavinia E. Brauff was born in Pittsburgh 12 October, 1851. She was blind from infnacy. She was educated at the School for the Blind in Philadelphia. Her first hymn was published in 1894 to the music of H. P. Danks. 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: On the highway of sin I wandered
Author: Lavinia E. Brauff

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Consecrated Hymns #13

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Hymns of the Kingdom: for use in religious meetings #96

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Songs of Service #43

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The Voice of Praise No. 3 #43

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Uplifted Voices: a 20th century hymn book for sunday-schools and devotional meetings #25

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