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L.M.

1
Once as the Friend of sinners dear,
A Man of sorrows sojourned here;
Eternal love ordained it so,
That through Samaria He must go.

2
There wandering from the fold of God
He saw the purchase of His blood,
And o’er this wretch to lust a slave,
Did sovereign grace her banner wave.

3
This object of eternal love,
Ordained to fill a throne above,
Shall in the gospel annals shine,
And prove election all divine.

4
Jesus, our Shepherd, God and King,
Thy guardian care and love we sing;
And hail that grace both rich and free,
That brings Thy wandering sheep to Thee.