Like wandering sheep o'er mountains cold

Like wandering sheep o'er mountains cold

Author: James McGranahan
Tune: [Like wandering sheep o’er mountains cold]
Published in 15 hymnals

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Audio files: MIDI, Recording

Representative Text

1 Like wand’ring sheep o’er mountains cold,
Since all have gone astray;
To “Life” and peace within the fold,
How may I find the way?

Refrain:
I am the way, the Truth, and the Life;
No man cometh unto the Father but by me.
I am the way, the truth, and the life;
No man cometh unto the Father but by me.

2 Bewildered oft with doubt and care,
To God I fain would go;
But while they cry, “Lo here! lo there!”
The Truth how may I know? [Refrain]

3 To Christ the Way, the Truth, the Life,
I come, no more to roam;
He’ll guide me to my “Father’s house,”
To my eternal home. [Refrain]

Source: Alexander's Gospel Songs No. 2 #40

Author: James McGranahan

James McGranahan USA 1840-1907. Born at West Fallowfield, PA, uncle of Hugh McGranahan, and son of a farmer, he farmed during boyhood. Due to his love of music his father let him attend singing school, where he learned to play the bass viol. At age 19 he organized his first singing class and soon became a popular teacher in his area of the state. He became a noted musician and hymns composer. His father was reluctant to let him pursue this career, but he soon made enough money doing it that he was able to hire a replacement farmhand to help his father while he studied music. His father, a wise man, soon realized how his son was being used by God to win souls through his music. He entered the Normal Music School at Genesco, NY, under… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like wandering sheep o'er mountains cold
Author: James McGranahan
Refrain First Line: I am the way, the truth, and the life
Copyright: Public Domain

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Small Church Music #1433

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