Scripture Verse

The Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost. Luke 19:10

Introduction

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Edward H. Bickersteth, Jr.
(1825–1906)

Words: Ed­ward H. Bick­er­steth, Jr., 1849.

Music: Mar­tyr­dom Hugh Wil­son, 1800. Ar­ranged by Ralph E. Hud­son, cir­ca 1885 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Ralph E. Hudson
(1843–1901)

Lyrics

O Jesus, Savior of the lost,
My rock and hiding place,
By storms of sin and sorrow tossed,
I seek Thy sheltering grace.

Guilty, forgive me, Lord, I cry;
Pursued by foes, I come;
A sinner, save me, or I die,
An outcast, take me home.

Once safe in Thine almighty arms,
Let storms come on amain;
There danger never, never harms;
There death itself is gain.

And when I stand before Thy throne,
And all Thy glories see,
Still be my righteousness alone
To hide myself in Thee.