When I had wandered from his fold

When I had wandered from his fold

Author: John S. B. Monsell
Published in 8 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

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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

Monsell, John Samuel Bewley, L.L.D., son of Thomas Bewley Monsell, Archdeacon of Londonderry, was born at St. Columb's, Londonderry, March 2,1811, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin (B.A. 1832, LL.D. 1856). Taking Holy Orders in 1834, "he was successively Chaplain to Bishop Mant, Chancellor of the diocese of Connor, Rector of Ramoan, Vicar of Egham, diocese Worcester, and Rector of St. Nicholas's, Guildford. He died in consequence of a fall from the roof of his church, which was in the course of rebuilding, April 9, 1875. His prose works include Our New Vicar, 1867; The Winton Church Catechist, &c. His poetical works are:— (1) Hymns and Miscellaneous Poems, Dublin, W. Curry, Jun., & Co., 1837; (2) Parish Musings, or Devotional Poem… Go to person page >

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



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