Scripture Verse

If ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts. Hebrews 3:15

Introduction

illustration
Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst
1825–1907
Wikimedia Commons

Words: Laur­ene High­field, in Truth and Hope, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 86.

Music: S. L. El­lis (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know El­lis’ full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or High­field,

Lyrics

On the moun­tain of sin
You have wan­dered away,
Storm and tem­pest about you beat;
You have strug­gled alone
Through the deep mi­ry clay,
Sharp rocks have bruised your wea­ry feet.

Refrain

You may en­ter the Shep­herd’s fold,
You may make its peace and com­fort your choice,
Safe for­ev­er from storm and cold,
If you fol­low when you hear His voice.

Quickly an­swer the Lord
Who is seek­ing for you,
Go to meet Him with thank­ful heart;
Follow Him to your home,
As He bids you to do.
And from its shel­ter ne’er de­part.

Refrain

Thro’ the dark­ness of night,
He is call­ing to you,
He who knows all His sheep by name;
Tho’ your sins have been great,
And your mer­its are few,
His love will ev­er be the same.

Refrain