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The Ninety-Nine

The ninety-nine within the fold

Author: William G. Schell
Tune: [The ninety-nine within the fold]
Published in 7 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 The ninety-nine within the fold
Are safe from fears and storms of night,
But one is on the mountains cold,
’Twill perish there—how sad the sight!

Refrain:
Go search it out and bring it home,
No more in darkness let it roam;
You’ll find it there in dreadful plight,
Oh! go and bring it back tonight.

2 The ninety-nine are safe today,
They’re all at home, so fully blest,
But one is wand’ring far away,
Upon the mountain’s snowy crest. [Refrain]

3 The ninety-nine with care are fed,
And rest within the Shepherd’s fold;
But one is starving, nearly dead,
Upon the mountains bare and cold. [Refrain]

4 The Shepherd dear, aloud doth weep
Because one lamb afar doth roam;
The ninety-nine He’ll safely keep—
We’ll seek that lamb and bring it home. [Refrain]

Author: William G. Schell

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Text Information

First Line: The ninety-nine within the fold
Title: The Ninety-Nine
Author: William G. Schell
Meter: 8.8.8.8 D
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Go search it out, and bring it home

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Timeless Truths #980

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