Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Fanny Crosby
(1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in Gems of Song, ed­it­ed by Ira D. San­key & Hu­bert P. Main (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Big­low & Main, 1901), num­ber 6.

Music: Hart P. Danks (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you have ac­cess to a bet­ter pho­to of Danks, would you ?

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Hart P. Danks
(1834–1903)

Lyrics

Once our gentle, loving Savior,
Was a child like you and me;
Come, and hear the precious story,
Naught on earth so sweet can be.

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Come, and hear the precious story,
How He came the lost to save;
How His life was only sorrow,
From the cradle, the cradle to the grave.

Come, and hear the precious story,
How our blessèd Lord was slain;
Once He gave Himself our ransom,
Now for us He lives again.

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Come, and hear the precious story,
Though repeated o’er and o’er;
Still, it always tell us something
That we never knew before.

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O how much we ought to thank Him
For the many gifts we share;
O how much we ought to praise Him
For His kind and watchful care.

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