Get ready to sing “There Were Ninety and Nine,” an old but resurrected and beautifully illustrated hymn about the search Jesus does for each of us.
Children will quickly pick up the tune with our accompaniment MP3 recording (purchase here) and learn the words as they look at the pictures.
This is a must have for Sabbath schools, Sunday schools, homeschools, family worships, and kids’ praise time. Purchase now!
Includes the sheet music for this song; you may also download an MP3 of the computer-generated audio.
Spiralbound; printed on cardstock.
Actual size: 8.5 x 11.
There were ninety and nine that safely lay
In the shelter of the fold,
But one was out on the hills away,
Far, far from the gates of gold—
Away on the mountains wild and bare,
Away from the tender Shepherd’s care,
Away from the tender Shepherd’s care.
“Lord, Thou hast here Thy ninety and nine;
Are they not enough for Thee?”
But the Shepherd answered, “One of Mine
Has wandered away from Me,
And although the road be rough and steep,
I go to the desert to find My sheep,
I go to the desert to find My sheep.”
But none of the ransomed ever knew
How deep were the waters crossed,
Nor how dark was the night that the Lord passed through
Ere He found His sheep that was lost.
Far out in the desert He heard its cry—
’Twas fainting and helpless and ready to die,
’Twas fainting and helpless and ready to die.
“Lord, whence are these blood-drops all the way
That mark out the mountain’s track?”
“They were shed for one who had gone astray
Ere the Shepherd could bring him back.”
“Lord, why are Thy hands so rent and torn?”
“They are pierced tonight by many a thorn,
They are pierced tonight by many a thorn.”
But all through the mountains thunder-riven,
And up from the rocky steep,
There rose a glad cry to the gate of heaven,
“Rejoice! I have found My sheep!”
And the angels sang around the throne,
“Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own,
Rejoice, for the Lord brings back His own!”