If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?@Matthew 18:12

Thomas C. Clark, 1908 (🔊 pdf nwc).

I wandered once in sin’s dark night,
Nor would to God be reconciled;
He led me to His glorious light,
And loved me as His child.

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My Father loves His erring child,
And guards me when the storm is wild;
There’s naught can move me from His love:
Where’er I wander I’m His child.

Whene’er I go from Him astray,
To steep my soul in sin’s dark stain,
He seeks me out by night and day,
And brings me home again.

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He promised He would be my stay,
When death shall bid my soul to come;
My head upon His arm I’ll lay,
Till I am safe at home.

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