Christ My Song - 1382
We were lost, but God has found us
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
We were lost, but God has found us.
"He was lost and is found." (Luke 15,24)
1. We were lost, but God has found us,
God, who seeks and saves the lost;
let us pray for those around us,
thousands by the world engrossed;
though they seem from God to fly,
God has pow'r to bring them nigh.
2. Lord, behold the sinner wand'ring
far from thee, and far from peace:
all his precious substance squand'ring
in pursuit of earthly bliss;
show him, Lord, that none can be
truly blessed till brought to thee!
3. Let thy word go forth with power,
spread abroad "the joyful sound";
O our light, our strength, our tower,
make thy glory known around;
let the truth's resistless force
stop the sinner in his course.
4. Of their Master's honour jealous,
let thy people plead thy cause,
in thy service bold and zealous,
let them scorn the world's applause;
whether men approve or blame,
let them own thy glorious name.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 441.