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

Phi­lip P. Bliss, in Gos­pel Hymns No. 2, 1876 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838–1876)

Seek­ing to Save was sug­gest­ed by some re­marks made in con­ver­sa­tion with Mr. Bliss, by Dr. Wads­worth, of the Me­tho­dist Epis­co­pal Church of Mo­bile, Al­a­ba­ma, up­on the un­i­ty of the three par­a­bles in the fif­teenth chap­ter of Luke.

Whittle, page 143

Tenderly the Shepherd,
O’er the mountains cold,
Goes to bring the lost one
Back to the fold.

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Seeking to save, seeking to save,
Lost one, ’tis Jesus, seeking to save.
Seeking to save, seeking to save,
Lost one, ’tis Jesus, seeking to save.

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Patiently the owner,
Seeks with earnest care,
In the dust and darkness
Her treasure rare.

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Lovingly the Father
Sends the news around,
He once dead now liveth,
Once lost is found.

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