Song: Because He Loved His Own in Make Christ King

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Copyright 1908, by Chas. H. Gabriel, E. O. Excell, owner

Published in Make Christ King (Copyright 1912, by W. E. Biederwolf)

Martin, Civilla Durfee

Page 114
Format: Full words and music
Designation: 113
Verses: 3 verses

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Because He Loved His Own, #113


Verse 1
The “Good Shepherd” sought for one lost sheep,
Away on the mountain height,
With bleeding hands and wounded feet,
He traveled day and night;
At last He gave His precious life –
He for the wand’rer died!

It was because He loved His own,
The Shepherd was crucified;
It was because He loved His own,
The Shepherd was crucified.

Verse 2
The “Great Shepherd” lives, He conquered death!
All power is His to-day;
He lives eternally to save
The sheep that went astray;
For they shall never know a want,
They shall be well supplied.

Verse 3
The “Chief Shepherd” soon will come again,
To gather His loved ones home;
From ev’ry nation on the earth
A multitude shall come.
The songs of praises to be heard
Will be of Him who died.