Wandering afar from the dwellings of men

Wandering afar from the dwellings of men

Author: Philip P. Bliss
Tune: [Wand'ring afar from the dwellings of men]
Published in 4 hymnals

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1. Wand’ring afar from the dwellings of men,
Hear the sad cry of the lepers, the ten;
Jesus have mercy! brings healing divine,
One came to worship, but where are the nine?

Refrain
Where are the nine?
Where are the nine?
Were there not ten cleansed?
Where are the nine?

2. Loudly the stranger sang praise to the Lord,
Knowing the cure had been wrought by His word,
Gratefully owning the Healer divine;
Jesus says tenderly, Where are the nine? [Refrain]

3. Who is this Nazarene? Pharisees say;
Is He the Christ? Tell us plainly, we pray.
Multitudes follow Him seeking a sign,
Show them His mighty works—where are the nine? [Refrain]

4. Jesus on trial today we can see,
Thousands deridingly ask, Who is He?
How they’re rejecting Him, your Lord and mine!
Bring in the witnesses—where are the nine? [Refrain]


Source: The Cyber Hymnal #7390

Author: Philip P. Bliss

Bliss, Philip, b. at Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, July 9, 1838. In 1864 he went to Chicago in the employ of Dr. George F. Root, the musician, where he was engaged in conducting musical Institutes, and in composing Sunday School melodies. Originally a Methodist, he became, about 1871, a choirman of the First Congregational Church, Chicago, and the Superintendent of its Sunday Schools. In 1874 he joined D. W. Whittle in evangelical work. To this cause he gave (although a poor man) the royalty of his Gospel Songs, which was worth some thirty thousand dollars. His death was sudden. It occurred in the railway disaster at Ashtabula, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1876. He had escaped from the car, but lost his life in trying to save his wife. His hymns are n… Go to person page >

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First Line: Wandering afar from the dwellings of men
Author: Philip P. Bliss
Refrain First Line: Where are the nine

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