C.M.s.187 H.C.117 t.S 43
(FE 256) ss 97
1. FOUR scores, ten and nine tenderly lie
In the cool shadow of the Lord
But one went astray on the mountain wild
Farther from the golden plain
Farther from the fold to the mountain wild
Farther, away from sacred shepherd Christ.
2. Four scores, ten and nine thine portion here
Jesus, Thy desire fulfilled?
Christ Jesus Shepherd flash a response thus
All hath wander'd far from Me
Dreary ever though the way all may be
To the dreadful wilderness there I'll go
In Search of the meek sheep gone astray.
3. One of all the lot Redeemed of the Lord
Dept of the sea yet unknown
And dreary the night wadeth
through by Christ
The sheep alas recov’reth
Afar in the deep, her voice He hark
Weary, fainting, naught and sapped of life.
4. Whenceforth is the flow the drooping blood
Our path, led to sacred mount
Shed blood of the Lamb for lost wand’ring souls
Of Christ Jesus recov‘reth
Jesus! what piercing mark found on thy palms?
By multitude of thorns, my palms pirereed.
5. But over the hills and mountain tops'
Great roarings from heaven above
Sounding! Earth rejoice with heavenly hosts
“Sheep gone astray now is found of God
Sounds Angelic trumps above
Rejoice! sheep gone astray, Jesus
hath found. Amen