The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost.@Matthew 18:11

Emma Pitt, in Echoes of Eden (Chicago, Illinois: E. O. Excell Company, 1884).

Iconium Edwin O. Excell (๐Ÿ”Š pdf nwc).

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Edwin O. Excell (1851-1921)

Lost, but Jesus saved me,
Saved me by His love;
Lost, but now He keeps me
For my rest above;
Lost, but Jesus found me,
In the desert wild;
Lost, but He redeemed me,
Owns me for His child.

Lost upon the mountains
Of lifeโ€™s woe and sin;
Lost, but His free pardon
Safely took me in;
Lost, but Jesus bought me,
Bought me with His blood;
Lost, but Jesus keeps me
In the narrow road.

Lost far oโ€™er the desert,
Know not where to flee;
Lost, but Jesus loved me,
Kindly pitied me;
Lost, but Jesus brought me,
Out into the light;
Lost, but still He saves me,
Guards me with His might.