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Was it You?

Someone had strayed like a wandering sheep

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [Someone had strayed like a wand’ring sheep]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 Someone had strayed like a wand’ring sheep,
Lost on the mountains, so wild and steep;
Someone was forced as he sowed, to reap,
Was it you? Was it you?

2 Someone remembered a mother’s pray’r,
Knew that in heav’n she was free from care,
Tho’t how he promised to meet her there,
Was it you? Was it you?

3 Long had the Saviour o’er someone yearned,
Someone at last to the Saviour turned,
Thankfully took what he long has spurned,
Was it you? Was it you?

4 Down at His feet someone’s load was laid,
Somebody learnt that His debt was paid,
Saw that the Lord was his Surety made,
Was it you? Was it you?

5 Somebody came to the Cross one day,
Found that his burden had rolled away,
Someone had learnt from his heart to pray,
Was it you? Was it you?

6 Someone no longer at home could dwell,
Someone to others the news must tell,
Longing that they should find Christ as well,
Was it you? Was it you?

Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 3 #149

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Someone had strayed like a wandering sheep
Title: Was it You?
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Publication Date: 1915
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.



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