1 Long, weary years in sin I wandered,
Far from the fold;
Till Christ, the loving Shepherd, found me,
Out in the midnight cold.
Hungry and thirsty then he led me
Where waters flow,
And with refreshing manna fed me,
He washed me white as snow.
Vain, delusive world, forever
Now I sing farewell,
Jesus, my loving Saviour, keeps me,
His love I’ll gladly tell.
2 O for a heart to praise my Saviour!
For he has died,
And my exulting soul finds favor
Close to his bleeding side;
There may I cling through life, and never
Grieve his away,
And in those heavenly mansions ever
Spend an eternal day. [Refrain]
3 Salvation thrills my soul with gladness;
Praise ye the Lord!
No more I’ll yield again to sadness,
But trust in the blessed Word.
To Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
All three in one,
Be glory through a Saviour’s merit,
Ever thy will be done. [Refrain]
Source: Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #150
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Joyful Sound: a collection of new hymns and music with familiar selections #150||Jesus Sought Me||Long, weary years in sin I wandered||1889|
|Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, the Joyful Sound #311||Jesus Sought Me||Long, weary years in sin I wandered||1889|
|The Sacred Trio: comprising Redemption Songs, Showers of Blessing, The Joyful Sound (Word ed.) #311||Vain, delusive world, forever||Long, weary years in sin I wandered||Dr. H. L. Gilmour||1892||Experience or Testimony ||