Over the mountain rugged and cheerless

Over the mountain rugged and cheerless

Author: Ida M. Budd
Tune: [Over the mountain rugged and cheerless]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Over the mountain rugged and cheerless,
Out in the desert barren and lone;
Thro’ the wild mazes tangled and pathless
Goeth the Shepherd, seeking His own.

Refrain:
Seeking His own, seeking His own,
Goeth the Shepherd, seeking His own;
Tenderly calling, earnestly pleading,
Christ the good Shepherd, is seeking His own.

2 Loving them still wherever they wander;
Longing to save whom win has o’erthrown,
Patiently searching, kindly entreating,
Still is the Shepherd, seeking His own. [Refrain]

3 Listen, O wand’rer, night is approaching!
Soon will your day to darkness have grown;
Answer Him gladly “Thee will I follow;
Lead me, O Shepherd, I am thine own.” [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #27

Author: Ida M. Budd

Ida M. Budd was born in 1859 in a log cabin in Saginaw County, Michigan. When she was three years old her parents moved to Milford, Michigan. She loved nature and books. She decided to be a school teacher, receiving her teaching certificate when she was fifteen. Her first poem was published in 1881. She is known for her poems for children. 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 >

Text Information

First Line: Over the mountain rugged and cheerless
Author: Ida M. Budd
Refrain First Line: Seeking his own

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Songs of Faith and Hope Number 2 #27

Songs of the Soul No. 2 #d74

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The Gospel Chorus #77

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