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Words and music: Horatius Bonar and J Zundel
From: Guitar Picker - www.gospelmusic.org.uk
I Was A Wandering Sheep

F                 C7
I was a wandering sheep,
                   F
I did not love the fold;

I did not love my Shepherd’s voice,
            C7       F
I would not be controlled.
  C7
I was a wayward child,
  F               C7
I did not love my home;
  F           
I did not love my Father’s voice,
        C7      F
I loved afar to roam.

The Shepherd sought His sheep,
The Father sought His child;
They followed me o’er vale and hill,
O’er deserts waste and wild;
They found me nigh to death,
Famished and faint and lone;
They bound me with the bands of love,
They saved the wand’ring one.

Jesus my Shepherd is:
’Twas He that loved my soul;
’Twas He that washed me in His blood,
’Twas He that made me whole.
’Twas He that sought the lost,
That found the wand’ring sheep,
’Twas He that brought me to the fold,
’Tis He that still doth keep.

No more a wandering sheep,
I love to be controlled;
I love my tender Shepherd’s voice,
I love the peaceful fold.
No more a wayward child,
I seek no more to roam;
I love my heavenly Father’s voice,
I love, I love His home!

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