The Shepherd and the sheep

The Shepherd went after the wandering sheep

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [The Shepherd went after the wand’ring sheep]
Published in 1 hymnal

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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

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 >

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First Line: The Shepherd went after the wandering sheep
Title: The Shepherd and the sheep
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: Will you go, my brother
Copyright: Public Domain


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Alexander's Hymns No. 4 #13

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