Scripture Verse

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


Words: John H. Sam­mis, in Ep­worth Prais­es, ed­it­ed by Charles H. Ga­bri­el (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Ep­worth League, 1909), num­ber 167.

Music: Carl Fisch­er (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Fis-cher (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

John H. Sammis (1846–1919)


What were we when mercy found us?
Captives unto death and sin;
Clouds and darkness closed around us,
All was hopeless night within.


We were lost, but Je­sus found us,
Burst the bonds of death that bound us,
Wrapped the robe of grace around us,
And the heirs of glo­ry crowned us.

What are we since mercy found us?
Blameless, spotless in His sight;
Sons and saints His Word has crowned us,
Called to walk with Him in light.


What we shall be? That’s a story
Never uttered, or expressed;
We shall see Him in His glo­ry,
And be folded to His breast.