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.
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
At the Cross of Jesus Bowing
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Display Title: Once I Wandered Sad and LoneFirst Line: Once I wandered sad and lonelyTune Title: [Once I wandered sad and lonely]Author: D. O. T.Date: 1918Subject: Confession, Experience | ; Decision |