The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.@Matthew 18:11
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Fanny Crosby (1820-1915)

Fanny Crosby, in The Quiver of Sacred Song, by John Sweney & William J. Kirkpatrick (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1880), number 42.

John R. Sweney (🔊 pdf nwc).

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John R. Sweney (1837-1899)

Oh, the joy that fills my heart!
Oh, the grateful tears that start,
When I think of Jesus’ love!
How He came that He might bear
All my weight of sin and care,
How He came from Heav’n above.

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Endless praise, endless praise
To the Lord my soul shall raise;
Lost but found, O happy strain!
Dead but now I live again.

Lost but found, oh, wondrous thought!
To His fold in mercy brought;
Saved by grace, His grace divine.
Heir with Him of bliss untold,
Soon His glory I’ll behold,
What a blessèd hope is mine!

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Lost but found! I now can sing
Victory through my Savior king,
Victory every day and hour;
Victory still will be my song
When I join the ransomed throng,
Victory o’er the tempter’s power.

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Oh that all the world would prove
How a pardoning God can love,
How He waits for all who come!
O that all the world might see
What His grace hath done for me!
How He welcomes wanderers home.

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