Scripture Verse

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? Luke 15:4


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in the Chris­tian En­dea­vor Edi­tion of Gos­pel Hymns No. 6 (Bos­ton, Mas­sa­chu­setts: Unit­ed So­ci­ety of Chris­tian En­dea­vor, 1891).

Music: Ira D. San­key (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ira D. Sankey (1840–1908)


Have you sought for the sheep that have wan­dered,
Far away on the dark mount­ains cold?
Have you gone, like the ten­der Shep­herd,
To bring them again to the fold?
Have you fol­lowed their wea­ry foot­steps?
And the wild de­sert waste have you crossed,
Nor lin­gered till safe home re­turn­ing,
You have ga­thered the sheep that were lost?

Have you been to the sad and the lone­ly,
Whose bur­dens are hea­vy to bear?
Have you car­ried the name of Je­sus,
And ten­der­ly breathed it in pray­er?
Have you told of the great sal­va­tion
He died on the cross to se­cure?
Have you asked them to trust in the Sav­ior,
Whose love shall for­ev­er en­dure?

Have you knelt by the sick and the dy­ing,
The mes­sage of mer­cy to tell?
Have you stood by the trem­bling cap­tive
Alone in his dark pri­son cell?
Have you point­ed the lost to Je­sus,
And urged them on Him to be­lieve?
Have you told of the life ev­er­last­ing,
That all, if they will, may re­ceive?

If to Je­sus you an­swer these ques­tions,
And to Him have been faith­ful and true,
Then be­hold, in the man­sions yon­der
Are crowns of re­joic­ing for you;
And there from the King eter­nal
Your wel­come and greet­ing shall be,
Inasmuch as ’twas done for My breth­ren,
Even so it was done un­to Me.