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What though my joys and comfort die?
The Lord my savior liveth.
What though the darkness gather round?
Songs in the night he giveth.

(My Life Flows On In Endless Song)

Lost and found

What were we when mercy found us

Author: John Henry Sammis
Tune: [What were we when mercy found us?]
Published in 3 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 What were we when mercy found us?
Captives unto death and sin;
Clouds and darkness closed around us,
All was hopeless night within.

Refrain:
We were lost, but Jesus found us,
Burst the bonds of death that bound us,
Wrapped the robe of grace around us,
And the heirs of glory crowned us.

2 What are we since mercy found us?
Blameless, spotless in His sight;
Sons and saints His Word has crowned us,
Called to walk with Him in light. [Refrain]

3 What we shall be? That’s a story
Never uttered, or expressed;
We shall see Him in His glory,
And be folded to His breast. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #11694

Author: John Henry Sammis

John H. Sammis was born in Brooklyn. He moved to Logansport, Indiana when ye was 22, where he was converted to Christianity. He was active in the Y.M.C.A., serving as secretary for the Terre Haute Association and later becoming State Secretary. After this, he studied at Lane and McCormack seminaries and was ordained in the Presbyterian church at Glidden, Iowa. He also pastored churches in Indianapolis, Grand Haven, MI, Red Wing and St. Paul, Minn. In 1909 he became associated with the Los Angeles Bible Institute. He wrote more that 100 hymns. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: What were we when mercy found us
Title: Lost and found
Author: John Henry Sammis
Refrain First Line: We were lost, but Jesus found us

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The Cyber Hymnal #11694
  • PDF (PDF)
  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)

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The Cyber Hymnal #11694

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