He rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.@Matthew 18:13

Abigail B. Hyde, in Village Hymns, by Asahel Nettleton, 1824.

Woodworth William B. Bradbury, Mendelssohn Collection, or Third Book of Psalmody (New York: 1849) (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William B. Bradbury (1816-1868)

Dear Savior, if these lambs should stray,
From Thy secure enclosure’s bound,
And, lured by worldly joys away,
Among the thoughtless crowd be found,

Remember still that they are Thine,
That Thy dear sacred name they bear,
Think that the seal of love divine
The sign of covenant grace they wear.

In all their erring, sinful years,
Oh, let them ne’er forgotten be;
Remember all the prayers and tears
Which made them consecrate to Thee.

And when these lips no more can pray,
These eyes can weep for them no more,
Turn Thou their feet from folly’s way,
The wanderers to Thy fold restore.