There was a Savior came seeking his sheep

There was a Savior came seeking his sheep

Author: Edward H. Joy
Published in 1 hymnal

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THERE was a Saviour came seeking his sheep,
He is mine!
Fording the torrent so rushing and deep,
He is mine!
I was the sheep that had wandered away,
He is mine!
Me on his shoulder he gently did lay,
He is mine!

Refrain:
He is mine! He is mine!
Loving me, seeking me,
Finding me, keeping me,
He is mine!

2 Steep was the mountain and dark was the night,
He is mine!
He came a-seeking, he pitied my plight,
He is mine!
I could not hope for a happy return,
He is mine!
But over me his kind Spirit did yearn,
He is mine!

3 Great was the gladness when he brought me home,
He is mine!
Never a murmur and never a frown,
He is mine!
Showered upon me his pardoning love,
He is mine!
Told my homecoming to Heaven above,
He is mine!

4 Say, do you wonder why always I sing,
He is mine?
Call him my Saviour, my glorious King,
He is mine?
Would you not like to be able to say
He is mine?
O he is waiting to be this today,
Yours and mine!


Source: The Song Book of the Salvation Army #388

Author: Edward H. Joy

Edward Henry Joy Born: November 16, 1871, Canterbury, Kent, England. Died: February 16, 1949, Cheam, Surrey, England. Joy joined the Salvation Army (SA) in Canterbury, then played in the band at Folkestone, and became an SA officer in 1894. He went on serve the SA Corps at Tunstall, then the SA International headquarters in 1917, where he was Under Secretary in the Foreign Office. After 1919, he served as Immigration Secretary in western Canada, and in 1932 became editor-in-chief of The War Cry in South Africa. He rose to the rank of SA colonel, and retired in 1938. --www.hymntime.com/tch/ Go to person page >

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First Line: There was a Savior came seeking his sheep
Author: Edward H. Joy
Language: English
Refrain First Line: He is mine! He is mine
Publication Date: 1986
Copyright: This text may still be under copyright because it was published in 1986.

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