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For Me Alone

“What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them,
doth not leave the ninety and nine, and go into the wilderness
after that which is lost, until he find it?”

Luke 15:4 JST

“The irony of the Atonement is that it is infinite and eternal,
yet it is applied individually, one person at a time.”

M. Russell Ballard

About the Song

The score for this song includes optional flute.  There is also an optional violin obbligato available on a separate score. Both are optional. Use one or the other, not both. 🙂

Church Music Submission: 2008 Award of Merit

This song is part of the “Jesus, the Very Thought Of Thee” cantata.

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Recording featuring vocals by Heather Prusse:

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Recording featuring vocals by James Loynes:

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Lyrics

Every earthly sorrow; every mortal pain
Every sinner’s anguish; the bitterness of shame
The weakness and the heartache that burden all mankind
For these the Savior suffered, for these He bled and died
And the lost and fallen multitudes of all the earth
Are ransomed by His offering of love

But if I alone had stumbled; if I alone had strayed
If I alone had wandered from the straight and narrow way
If I alone bore guilt for which my all could never atone
He would have come for me
For me alone

Tears of all creation; every debt unpaid
Warfare of the nations; every trust betrayed
Every falsehood uttered; every truth denied
For these the Savior suffered, for these He bled and died
And the lost and fallen multitudes of all the earth
Are ransomed by His offering of love

But if I alone had stumbled; if I alone had strayed
If I alone had wandered from the straight and narrow way
If I alone bore guilt for which my all could never atone
He would have come for me
For me alone

For love of all God’s children Christ redeemed us from the fall
His mercy without measure is sufficient for us all

But if I alone had stumbled; if I alone had strayed
If I alone had wandered from the straight and narrow way
If I alone were foolish; if I alone were frail
If I alone had faltered when the power of hell assailed
If I alone bore guilt for which my all could never atone
He would have come for me
For me alone

2 Comments

  1. Raye Hallmark

    What a beautiful and very moving piece. I work with the homeless and this strongly reflects their needs. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Reply
  2. Bill Fifield

    I’ve been wanting to perform this beautiful song in Sacrament Meeting for several years. Today I had the opportunity. Many people were moved by it. Many told me they had tears come to their eyes as they thought of the words. Thank you for creating and sharing.

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