1 There were ten that besought Him, the Master divine,
There were ten that were healed, but where are the nine?
Only one saw the gift, only one heard the call,
Only one grasped the treasure, tho’ offered to all.
2 O where are the nine to bow at His feet?
O where are the nine, with gratitude meet?
O where are the many who own Him divine,
But give Him no glory? O where are the nine?
3 There were ten who were cleansed, all but one went their way,
Were content with the good that lasts but a day;
And would you like the nine ever satisfied be,
With a blessing so transient, while mercy is free?
4 There was grace for the ten, what a marvel that nine
Should have turned from the gift—the treasure divine!
What a wonder so many are doing the same,
By neglecting salvation—for them Jesus came.
Source: Gospel Praise Book.: a collection of choice gems of sacred song suitable for church service, gospel praise meetings, and family devotions. (Complete ed.) #67