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Love found me

When out in sin and darkness lost

Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Tune: [When out in sin, and darkness lost]
Published in 25 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 When out in sin, and darkness lost,
Love found me;
My fainting soul was tempest toss’d,
Love found me;
I heard the Saviour’s words so blest,
Love found me;
Come weary, heavy laden rest,
Love found me.

Oh, ‘twas love, love
Love that moved the mighty God,
Love, love, ‘twas love found me.

2 The Spirit rous’d me from my sleep,
Love found me;
Conviction seiz’d me strong and deep,
Love found me;
Although I long withstood His grace,
Love found me;
He wooed me to His kind embrace,
Love found me. [Refrain]

3 I’ll praise Him while He gives me breath,
Love found me;
For saving from and endless death,
Love found me;
Christ is my advocate above,
Love found me;
I’m yoked to Him in perfect love,
Love found me. [Refrain]

4 And when I reach the gold paved street,
Love found me;
I’ll sit adoring at His feet,
Love found me;
And sing hosannas round the throne,
Love found me;
Where I shall know as I am known,
Love found me. [Refrain]

Source: Songs of Praise and Salvation #107

Author: Henry L. Gilmour

Born: January 19, 1836, Londonderry, Ireland. Died: May 20, 1920, Delair, New Jersey, after a buggy accident. Buried: Wenonah Cemetery, Mantua Township, New Jersey. Gilmour emigrated to America as a teenager. He started working as a painter, then served in the American civil war, where he was captured and spent several months in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he became a dentist. In 1869, he moved to Wenonah, New Jersey, and helped found the Wenonah Methodist Church in 1885. For four decades, he directed the choir at the Pitman Grove Camp Meeting, and worked at camp meetings and revivals in Mountain Lake Park, Maryland, and Ridgeview Park, Pennsylvania. His works include: The Silver Trumpet, with Kelso Carter (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: When out in sin and darkness lost
Title: Love found me
Author: Henry L. Gilmour
Refrain First Line: O 'twas love, love, love



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