That One Lost Sheep

Safe were the ninety and nine in the fold

Author: L. Phillip Knox
Tune: [Safe were the ninety and nine in the fold]
Published in 4 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Safe were the ninety and nine in the fold,
Safe though the night was stormy and cold;
But said the Shepherd, when counting them o'er,
“One sheep is missing: There should be one more!”

Refrain:
The Shepherd went out to search for His sheep
And all through the night on a cold mountain steep,
He sought till He found him,
With love-bands He bound him,
And I was that one lost sheep.

2 Although His feet were weary and worn,
And though His hands were rent and torn;
E'en though the road was rugged and steep,
Still the Good Shepherd sought long for His sheep. [Refrain]

3 There in the night He heard a faint cry
From the lost sheep were ready to die;
Then in His arms, to shield from the cold,
He brought the lost one safe back to the fold. [Refrain]


Source: Yes, Lord!: Church of God in Christ hymnal #291

Author: L. Phillip Knox

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Text Information

First Line: Safe were the ninety and nine in the fold
Title: That One Lost Sheep
Author: L. Phillip Knox
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Shepherd went out to search for His sheep
Copyright: Public Domain

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