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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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

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

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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Media

The Cyber Hymnal #5959
  • Adobe Acrobat image (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)
  • XML score (XML)
Small Church Music #6006
  • PDF Score (PDF)

Instances

Instances (1 - 2 of 2)
Audio

Small Church Music #6006

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The Cyber Hymnal #5959

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