Wandering afar from the dwellings of men

Wandering afar from the dwellings of men

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Wand'ring afar from the dwellings of men]
Published in 5 hymnals

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1. Wand’ring afar from the dwellings of men,
Hear the sad cry of the lepers, the ten;
Jesus have mercy! brings healing divine,
One came to worship, but where are the nine?

Refrain
Where are the nine?
Where are the nine?
Were there not ten cleansed?
Where are the nine?

2. Loudly the stranger sang praise to the Lord,
Knowing the cure had been wrought by His word,
Gratefully owning the Healer divine;
Jesus says tenderly, Where are the nine? [Refrain]

3. Who is this Nazarene? Pharisees say;
Is He the Christ? Tell us plainly, we pray.
Multitudes follow Him seeking a sign,
Show them His mighty works—where are the nine? [Refrain]

4. Jesus on trial today we can see,
Thousands deridingly ask, Who is He?
How they’re rejecting Him, your Lord and mine!
Bring in the witnesses—where are the nine? [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7390

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Philip P. Bliss (b. Clearfield County, PA, 1838; d. Ashtabula, OH, 1876) left home as a young boy to make a living by working on farms and in lumber camps, all while trying to continue his schooling. He was converted at a revival meeting at age twelve. Bliss became an itinerant music teacher, making house calls on horseback during the winter, and during the summer attending the Normal Academy of Music in Genesco, New York. His first song was published in 1864, and in 1868 Dwight L. Moody advised him to become a singing evangelist. For the last two years of his life Bliss traveled with Major D. W. Whittle and led the music at revival meetings in the Midwest and Southern United States. Bliss and Ira D. Sankey published a popular series of hym… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wandering afar from the dwellings of men
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Where are the nine

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