Song: I Was a Wandering Sheep in Songs of Gladness

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Published in Songs of Gladness (Copyright 1869, by J. E. Gould)

Page 152
Format: Words only
Meter: D. S. M.
Verses: 3 verses
Tune: Lebanon


Verse 1
I was a wand’ring sheep,
I did not love the fold,
I did not love my Shepherd’s voice,
I would not be controll’d;
I was a wayward child,
I did not love my home,
I did not love my Father’s voice,
I loved afar to roam.

Verse 2
The Shepherd sought his sheep,
The Father sought his child;
They followed me o’er vale and hill
O’er deserts waste and wild;
They found me nigh to death,
Famished, and faint, and lone;
They bound me with the bands of love,
They saved the wandering one.

Verse 3
Jesus my Shepherd is,
’Twas he that loved my soul,
’Twas he that wash’d me in his blood,
’Twas he that made me whole;
’Twas he that sought the lost,
That found the wandering sheep;
’Twas he that brought me to the fold,
’Tis he that still doth keep.