I wandered sore distressed

I wandered sore distressed

Translator: John Brownlie
Tune: OLD 120TH
Published in 4 hymnals

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I
I wandered sore distressed,
All weary and forlorn;
I had no place to rest,
Of all my pleasures shorn,—
My thirsting spirit sighed,
And in the desert cried.

II
The Shepherd heard my cry,
Who came His flock to find,
And drew in mercy nigh,
For He is wondrous kind;
His winning voice awoke
My spirit as He spoke.

III
He bade my wandering cease,
And gave my heart a home,
That, from the bliss of peace,
I might no longer roam;—
He gave me hope for fears,
And lasting joy for tears.

Hymns from the East, 1907

Translator: John Brownlie

Brownlie, John, was born at Glasgow, Aug. 6, 1859, and was educated at Glasgow University, and at the Free Church College in the same city. In 1884 he was licensed by the Presbytery of Glasgow; in 1885 he became Assistant Minister of the Free Church, Portpatrick, and on the death of the Senior Minister in 1890 he entered upon the full charge of the Church there. He has interested himself in educational matters, became a Member of the local School Board in 1888, a governor of Stranraer High School in 1897, and Chairman of the governors in 1901. His hymnological works are:— 1. The Hymns and Hymnwriters of the [Scottish] Church Hymnary, 1899. This is a biographical, historical, and critical companion to that hymnal, and is well done and… Go to person page >

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First Line: I wandered sore distressed
Translator: John Brownlie
Meter: 6.6.6.6.6.6
Language: English

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