Poor Lil' Brack Sheep

Poor lil' brack sheep that strayed away

Author: Ethel Maude Colson
Tune: [Pool lil’ brack sheep that strayed away]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Pool lil’ brack sheep that strayed away,
Done los’ in de win’ an’ rain,
And de Shepherd He say: “O hirelin’,
Go fin’ my sheep again.”
An’ de hierlin’ froun, “O Shepherd,
Dat sheep am brack and bad.”
But de Shepherd He smile like de lil’ brack sheep
Is de onliest lamb He had,
Is de onliest lamb He had.

2 An’ He say, “O hirelin’, hasten!
For de win’ an’ de rain am col’,
An’ dat lil’ brack sheep am linesome
Out dere so far from de fol’.”
An’ de hierlin’ froun, “O Shepherd,
Dat sheep am old and gray.”
But de Shepherd He smile like de lil’ brack sheep
Wuz fair as de break ob day,
Wuz fair as de break ob day.

3 An’ He say, “O hirelin’, hasten!
Lo, here is de ninety an’ nine,
But dere ‘way off from de sheep-fol’.”
Is dat lil’ brack sheep of mine
An’ de hierlin’ froun, “O Shepherd,
De rest ob de sheep am here.”
But de Shepherd He smile like de lil’ brack sheep
He hol’ it de mostes’ dear,
He hol’ it de mostes’ dear.

4 An’ de Shepherd go out in de darkness,
Where de night was col’ an’ bleak,
An’ de lil’ brack sheep He fin’ it,
An’ lay it agains’ His cheek.
An’ de hirelin’ fround, “O Shepherd,
Don’ bring dat sheep to me.”
But de Shepherd He smile an’ He hol’ it close,
An’ de lil’ brack sheep is me!
An’ de lil’ brack sheep is me.

Source: Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #88

Author: Ethel Maude Colson

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First Line: Poor lil' brack sheep that strayed away
Title: Poor Lil' Brack Sheep
Author: Ethel Maude Colson

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Favorites Number 1: A Collection of Gospel Songs #88

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