When I had wandered from his fold

When I had wandered from his fold

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Tune: ST. JUST
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When I had wander’d from His fold
His love the wand’rer sought;
When slave-like into bondage sold,
His blood my freedom bought:
Therefore that life by Him redeem’d,
Is His tho’ all its days,
And as with blessings it hath teem’d,
So let it teem with praise;

For I am His and He is mine,
The God whom I adore!
My Father, Saviour, comforter,
Now and for evermore!

2 When I forget His tender love,
And my affections set
Not upon holy things above,
He did not me forget,
But gently chastening, gently tried
To draw me back to bliss,
And hide me in His wounded side;
Therefore I’m tenfold His; [Refrain]

3 When, sunk in sorrow, I despaired
And changed my hopes for fears,
He bore my griefs, my burden shared,
And wiped away my tears;
Therefore the joy by Him restored
To Him by right belongs,
And to my gracious loving Lord
I’ll sing through life my songs; [Refrain]

4 When I beneath my cross lay down
And could no further move,
He raised me up, He showed the crown,
And whispered, “I am Love;”
Therefore that love my song shall be,
And to my glorious King,
Through time and through eternity,
My life His praise shall sing; [Refrain]

Source: Gloria Deo: a Collection of Hymns and Tunes for Public Worship in all Departments of the Church #638

Author: John S. B. Monsell

John Samuel Bewley Monsell (b. St. Colomb's, Londonderry, Ireland, 1811; d. Guilford, Surrey, England, 1875) was educated at Trinity College in Dublin and served as a chaplain and rector of several churches in Ireland after his ordination in 1835. Transferred to England in 1853, he became rector of Egham in Surrey and was rector of St. Nicholas Church in Guilford from 1870 until his death (caused by a construction accident at his church). A prolific poet, Monsell published his verse in eleven volumes. His three hundred hymns, many celebrating the seasons of the church year, were issued in collections such as Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems (1837), Spiritual Songs (1857), Hymns of Love and Praise (1863), and The Parish Hymnal (1873). Bert P… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I had wandered from his fold
Author: John S. B. Monsell
Copyright: Public Domain



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