One is missing

Safe in the fold we've gathered the sheep

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Safe in the fold we've gathered the sheep]
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Safe in the fold we’ve gathered the sheep,
Safe from the storms on the mountain steep;
“But,” said the Shepherd, as He counted them o’er,
“Someone is missing, there should be one more.”

Someone is missing,
Someone is missing,
Out on the mountains dark and cold,
Who will go find him?
With love’s bands bind him?
Who’ll bring him back to the shelter of the fold?

2 “Will no one go to gather it in
My helpless one in the throes of sin?
Far from the shelter of the walls of the fold,
Out on the mountains so bleak and so cold.”

3 Weary and worn, His heart knew no rest,
‘Til He might hold it upon His breast;
So in the darkness went the Shepherd alone,
But ere the morning He brought back His own. [Refrain]

4 O can it be that you are the one
Whom He is seeking alone, alone?
Pray He may find you ere the wild storms may sweep
Out in the wild ways where perish lost sheep. [Refrain]

Source: Jubilate : A Modern Sunday-School Hymnal #33

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles (1868-1946) Born: Jan­u­a­ry 7, 1868, Lake­hurst, New Jer­sey. Died: March 10, 1946, Phil­a­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia. Buried: Hill­crest Me­mor­i­al Park, Sew­ell, New Jer­sey. Pseudonym: A. A. Payn. Miles at­tende­d the Phil­a­del­phia Coll­ege of Phar­ma­cy and the Un­i­ver­si­ty of Penn­syl­van­ia. In 1892, he aban­don­ed his ca­reer as a phar­ma­cist and wrote his first Gos­pel song, “List ’Tis Je­sus’ Voice” which was pub­lished by the Hall-Mack Com­pa­ny. He served as ed­i­tor and man­a­ger at the Hall-Mack pub­lish­ers for 37 years. In his own words: It is as a writ­er of gos­pel songs I am proud to be known, for in that way I may be of the most… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Safe in the fold we've gathered the sheep
Title: One is missing
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: Someone is missing



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