The Shepherd Beckons
You've left the flock to roam
But the Shepherd now is calling
He wants to welcome you back home.
He has left the ninety and the nine
To search and find the one
Listen to our Saviour's voice
Don't harden your heart and run.
Jesus came down from Heaven
To seek and save that which was lost
He was sacrificed for you
For love comes with a heavy cost.
Though your wool is red like crimson
He can remove the deepest stains
He can throw your sins as far as east is from west
Because His love always remains.
Oh my wandering little Black Sheep
Before you wander out into the storm
Remember, the only place of safety in this world
Is when you are cradled in His arms.
He loves you dearly, my beloved Black Sheep
You need never doubt that He cares
Jesus is knocking softly at your heart's door now
But only you can invite Him there.
October 7th, 1995
For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
Jesus is our Shepherd.