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The rescue song

When I had wandered from the track

Author: Ada R. Habershon
Tune: [When I had wandered from the track]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When I had wandered from the track
The Shepherd longed to bring me back,
Tho’ on the hills I went astray,
He rescued me—In His own way.

Refrain:
He rescued me in His own way,
He rescued me one happy day,
Tho’ on the hills I went astray,
He rescued me—In His own way.

2 He saw what misery was mine
And on my darkness He did shine,
It vanished at His first bright ray,
My night is gone—In His own way. [Refrain]

3 He raised me from the fearful pit,
And for His presence made me fit,
He came Himself to where I lay,
Delivered me—In His own way. [Refrain]

4 H wished to form a precious cup
For His own use; He took me up,
And though I am but helpless clay,
He fashions me—In His own way. [Refrain]

5 He longed to have me for His own,
So for my sin He must atone,
When enemies my soul would slay,
He conquered them—In His own way. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #48

Author: Ada R. Habershon

Ada Ruth Habershon (1861-1918) was a Christian hymnist, probably best known for her 1907 hymn "Will the Circle Be Unbroken?" Ada R. Habershon was born in Marylebone, England on Jan­u­a­ry 8, 1861. Her father, Dr. Samuel Osborne Ha­ber­shon, was a noted physician; her mother was Grace Habershon. She was raised in Chelsea, London, in a Christian home. In her twenties, she was a member of the circle surrounding Charles Spurgeon. She met Dwight L. Moody and Ira D. Sankey in 1884 during their preaching tour of England. At their urging, she visited the United States, delivering a series of lectures on the Old Testament that were later published. Habershon's first foray into hymn writing came in 1899, when she wrote several hymns in the… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When I had wandered from the track
Title: The rescue song
Author: Ada R. Habershon
Refrain First Line: He rescued me in his own way

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Instances

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Alexander's Gospel Hymn Book No. 3 #d22
Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #48TextAudioPage Scan



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