The Lord Was Ready to Save Me

When lost upon the desert wild

Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Published in 3 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 When lost upon the desert wild,
The Lord was ready to save me;
A sinful and rebellious child,
The Lord was ready to save me.
He knew and pitied my distress,
He sought me in the wilderness,
My wounds to hear, my soul to bless,
The Lord was ready to save me.

Chorus:
The Lord was ready to save me,
The Lord was ready to save me,
O sing salvation’s sweetest song,
The Lord was ready to save me.

2 Before I knew He died for me,
The Lord was ready to save me;
Before I heard of Calvary,
The Lord was ready to save me.
Before I knew He loved my soul,
And that His blood could make me whole;
Before I owned His sweet control,
The Lord was ready to save me. [Chorus]

3 And when I knelt before His feet,
The Lord was ready to save me;
To make my joy in Him complete,
The Lord was ready to save me.
He wiped away the falling tear;
He bade me trust and not to fear;
And to my soul He made it clear,
The Lord was ready to save me. [Chorus]

4 Come, sing with me my song of joy,
The Lord was ready to save me;
And let His praise your lips employ,
The Lord was ready to save me.
O may His courts with praise resound,
Its echoes reach the world around;
Cease not to sing, for I have found
The Lord was ready to save me. [Chorus]


Source: Gold Tried in the Fire: suitable for church, Sunday school, revival meetings, missionary and rescue work #67

Author: Ada Blenkhorn

Ada Jane Blenkhorn Canada 1858-1927 Born in Cobourg, Ontario, the 10th of 11 children, she emigrated with her family to the U.S. In 1884 and settled in Cleveland, OH.. She was raised a Methodist, and began writing hymn lyrics at age 34. A prolific writer of hymn lyrics, she was about to give it up when a friend encouraged her to continue, telling her some soul might be saved by a hymn she would write. She worked for many years as secretary to her brother, Henry's, real estate company. After his death in 1923, she became president of the company. She never married. John Perry  Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When lost upon the desert wild
Title: The Lord Was Ready to Save Me
Author: Ada Blenkhorn
Language: English
Refrain First Line: The Lord was ready to save me
Publication Date: 1902
Copyright: Public Domain

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Gold Tried in the Fire #67

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