Seeking to save

Up the mountain steep and rugged

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Tune: [Up the mountain steep and rugged]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Up the mountain steep and rugged,
Hungry and cold,
Lo, a sheep of mine has wander’d,
Far from the fold;
In the storm it’s somewhere lying,
Pierced by the blast,
On the barren mountain dying,
Life ebbing fast.

Refrain:
I’m seeking for my lost one,
My loved one, my lost one;
I’m seeking for my lost one,
I’m seeking to save.
I’m seeking for my lost one,
My loved one, my lost one;
I’m seeking for my lost one,
I’m seeking to save.

2 Nine and ninety safely sheltered
Need not my care,
I am seeking for the straying,
Lost in despair;
Thro’ the night-winds wildly blowing
Onward I press,
Till I find my sheep that wandered,
Soothe its distress. [Refrain]

3 Thus the Saviour as a shepherd
Seeketh the lost;
Mountains steep and waters turbid,
All must be crossed,
Ere he found his sheep that wandered
Out in the cold,
Ere his loving arms could bear it
Back to the fold. [Refrain]

4 We like wand’ring sheep, O Father,
Have gone astray,
From thy loving care we’ve wandered
Far, far away;
Even now we hear thee calling,
“My life I gave,”
Ever on our ears ’tis falling,
Seeking to save. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #166

Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris

Lelia (Mrs. C.H.) Morris (1862-1929) was born in Pennsville, Morgan County, Ohio. When her family moved to Malta on the Muskingum River she and her sister and mother had a millinery shop in McConnelsville. She and her husband Charles H. Morris were active in the Methodist Episcopal Church and at the camp meetings in Sebring and Mt. Vernon. She wrote hymns as she did her housework. Although she became blind at age 52 she continued to write hymns on a 28-foot long blackboard that her family had built for her. She is said to have written 1000 texts and many tunes including "Sweeter as the years go by." Mary Louise VanDyke Go to person page >

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First Line: Up the mountain steep and rugged
Title: Seeking to save
Author: Mrs. C. H. Morris
Refrain First Line: I'm seeking for my lost one

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Songs of Love and Praise No. 4 #166

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