Lost and Found (Sammis)

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

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.


John Henry Sammis

Words: John Henry Sammis (1846-1919)
Music: Carl Fischer (frühes 20. Jahrhundert)

Weblinks und Verweise

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

John Henry Sammis bei Hymntime.com

Notensatz, 4stimmig mit Liedtext (pdf, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Audiofile der Melodie (Fischer, midi, externer Link zu Hymntime.com)

Eingestellt am 18. Januar 2022 – Letzte Überarbeitung am 21. Januar 2022