Weary and wandering and sunken in sin

Weary and wandering and sunken in sin

Author: C. Austin Miles
Tune: [Weary and wand’ring and sunken in sin]
Published in 5 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Weary and wand’ring and sunken in sin,
Vile as a sinner could be,
Jesus beheld and to Bethlehem came,
Left his bright throne for me,
Left his bright throne for me.

All for me, All for me?
Lord was it all for me?
From the throne to the manger,
From there to the cross,
Yes, it was all for me.

2 Footsore and weary he toiled all the way,
Even to Gethsemane,
Oft I have met him and heard his sweet voice,
Praying for me, for me,
Praying for me, for me. [Refrain]

3 Still I rejected your Saviour and mine,
Till I beheld on the tree,
Suffering, dying, my Saviour and yours,
Dying for you and me,
Dying for you and me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Christian Service #92

Author: C. Austin Miles

Charles Austin Miles USA 1868-1946. Born at Lakehurst, NJ, he attended the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and the University of PA. He became a pharmacist. He married Bertha H Haagen, and they had two sons: Charles and Russell. In 1892 he abandoned his pharmacy career and began writing gospel songs. At first he furnished compositions to the Hall-Mack Publishing Company, but soon became editor and manager, where he worked for 37 years. He felt he was serving God better in the gospel song writing business, than as a pharmacist. He published the following song books: “New songs of the gospel” (1900), “The service of praise” (1900), “The voice of praise” (1904), “The tribute of song” (1904), “New songs of the gospel… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Weary and wandering and sunken in sin
Author: C. Austin Miles
Refrain First Line: All for me
Copyright: Public Domain



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