Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

Words: Emm­a Pitt, in Ech­oes of Ed­en (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: E. O. Ex­cell, 1884).

Music: Ico­ni­um Ed­win O. Ex­cell (🔊 pdf nwc).

Alternate Tunes:

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Pitt (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

portrait
Edwin O. Excell
(1851–1921)

Lyrics

Lost, but Jesus saved me,
Saved me by His love;
Lost, but now He keeps me
For my rest above;
Lost, but Jesus found me,
In the desert wild;
Lost, but He redeemed me,
Owns me for His child.

Lost upon the mountains
Of life’s woe and sin;
Lost, but His free pardon
Safely took me in;
Lost, but Jesus bought me,
Bought me with His blood;
Lost, but Jesus keeps me
In the narrow road.

Lost far o’er the desert,
Know not where to flee;
Lost, but Jesus loved me,
Kindly pitied me;
Lost, but Jesus brought me,
Out into the light;
Lost, but still He saves me,
Guards me with His might.