Once I wandered sad and lonely

Once I wandered sad and lonely

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Tune: [Once I wandered sad and lonely]
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1 Once I wandered sad and lone,
On the mountain bare and cold;
Through the night, so bleak and drear,
Seeking after earthly gold.
Faintly then I heard the call,
On the nigh-wind’s bosom wild,
“Come to me, I’ll give you rest;
Stay no longer, come, my child.”

2 Then I answered, Lord, I come,
Guide me from this desert lone
Safely to thy bleeding side,
For my strength is almost gone.
Then once more I heard his voice
Float upon the winds so chill,
Calling, calling once again,
Louder, sweeter, clearer still.

3 On I pressed through flood and storm,
Faced the tempter’s fiery blast,
Till I felt my Savior’s hand
On my throbbing brow at last:
Like a fainting, bleeding lamb,
Then I fell at Jesus’ feet,
Weary, then I sank to rest
In his presence calm and sweet.

Source: Songs of Grace and Glory: A New and Inspiring Selection of Sacred Songs for Evangelical Use and General Worship #128

Author: Daniel Otis Teasley

Daniel Otis Teasley, 1876-1942 Died: November 15, 1942, Santa Ana, California. Teasley en­tered the min­is­try of the Church of God de­nom­in­a­tion in 1896, and pas­tored in New York. Some­time af­ter 1910, he be­came Gen­er­al Man­a­ger of the Gos­pel Trump­et Com­pa­ny, where he worked un­til 1917. He then worked as gen­er­al man­ag­er of War­ner Press (1917-18). His works in­clude: Historical Ge­o­graphy of the Bi­ble, 1898, 1917 The Ho­ly Spir­it and Other Spir­its, 1904 How to Con­duct a Sun­day School, 1911 The Go­spel Guide-book, 1918 The Bi­ble and How to In­ter­pret It, 1918 Lyrics-- At the Cross of Je­sus Bow­ing Back to the Bless­èd Old Bi­ble… Go to person page >

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First Line: Once I wandered sad and lonely
Author: Daniel Otis Teasley
Copyright: Public Domain


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