Scripture Verse

The Son of Man is come to save that which was lost. Matthew 18:11


Fanny Crosby (1820–1915)

Words: Fan­ny Cros­by, in The Qui­ver of Sac­red Song, by John Swe­ney & Will­iam J. Kirk­pat­rick (Phi­la­del­phia, Penn­syl­van­ia: John J. Hood, 1880), num­ber 42.

Music: John R. Swe­ney (🔊 pdf nwc).

John R. Sweney (1837–1899)


Oh, the joy that fills my heart!
Oh, the grate­ful tears that start,
When I think of Je­sus’ love!
How He came that He might bear
All my weight of sin and care,
How He came from Heav’n above.


Endless praise, end­less praise
To the Lord my soul shall raise;
Lost but found, O hap­py strain!
Dead but now I live again.

Lost but found, oh, won­drous thought!
To His fold in mer­cy brought;
Saved by grace, His grace di­vine.
Heir with Him of bliss un­told,
Soon His glo­ry I’ll behold,
What a bless­èd hope is mine!


Lost but found! I now can sing
Victory through my Sav­ior king,
Victory ev­ery day and hour;
Victory still will be my song
When I join the ransomed throng,
Victory o’er the tempt­er’s pow­er.


Oh that all the world would prove
How a par­don­ing God can love,
How He waits for all who come!
O that all the world might see
What His grace hath done for me!
How He wel­comes wan­der­ers home.