Seeking to Save

Tenderly the Shepherd, o'er the mountains cold

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Tenderly the Shepherd]
Published in 21 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. Tenderly the Shepherd,
O’er the mountains cold,
Goes to bring the lost one
Back to the fold.

Refrain
Seeking to save, seeking to save,
Lost one, ’tis Jesus, seeking to save.
Seeking to save, seeking to save,
Lost one, ’tis Jesus, seeking to save.

2. Patiently the owner,
Seeks with earnest care,
In the dust and darkness
Her treasure rare. [Refrain]

3. Lovingly the Father
Sends the news around,
He once dead now liveth,
Once lost is found. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #5959

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. ... Some of his verses have obtained wide popularity in most English-speaking countries. T… Go to person page >

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The Cyber Hymnal #5959
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Small Church Music #6006
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Small Church Music #6006

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The Cyber Hymnal #5959

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