1 The Shepherd went after the wand’ring sheep,
And sought till at last He found;
The woman made search for her missing coin,
Which lay on the dusty ground,
But nobody held out a loving hand,
To those who had strayed to the far-off land.
Will you go my brother, will you go?
Will you go and tell of Jesus and His love?
2 O who will go forth to the wand’rers there,
And tell of the Father’s home?
He calleth for messengers, who will go
To those who in darkness roam?
Go tell how His heart o’er the lost doth yearn,
He longs for the prodigal to return. [Refrain]
3 If you would bring joy to the Father’s heart,
Go search all the wide world o’er,
And find out the wanderers one by one,
And bid them come home once more;
It may be they wait for a word today
To help them to start on their homeward way. [Refrain]
Source: Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #13