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). 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).

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Philip P. Bliss (1838-1876)

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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