THE 90 AND 9

There’s a sequel to the 90 and 9
I
’d like to share so I’ll put it in rhyme

JESUS you would leave the 90 and 9
To rescue the perishing LAMB every time

You set this up so I could learn
The way to SHEPHARD until You Return

As MY FATHER has sent ME
In the same way YOU are to go

I’ll never LEAVE you nor FORSAKE you
It’s MY Covenant Relationship --- I Pledged YOU long ago

I return the LOST Lamb to the 90 and 9

Totaling 100 SHEEP all healthy every time
If YOU Follow this Pattern --- You’ll do just fine
Returning MY LOST SHEEP to the 90 and 9

--- I UNDERSTAND CLEARLY WHAT YOU SAY ---
BUT HERE IS MY SEQUEL --- Please hear me I pray

I’m puzzled in HEART to do it that way
You Say --- I’ll never Leave You nor Forsake You ---
Sending Me out --- The Very Same Way ---
While I Watched YOU one day --- Leave the 90 and 9 ---
As another young LAMB began to stray

(I COULDN’T HELP MYSELF) --- As I STOLE AWAY
Following YOUR FOOTSTEPS very carefully that day
MY HEART IS BEATING FAST  as I Wonder What YOU’LL SAY
When YOU Turn Yourself about --- And I’m Found To Be At Bay

My only DEFENCE --- I could think to say
Was My LOVE For YOU was so INTENSE That Day

I JUST HAD TO

RUN AWAY --- (RUN TO YOU I MEAN)
Come Away With ME MY BELOVED BRIDE
Come Wherever I May DWELL
Over Mountains and through the Dale
Following MY FOOTSTEPS --- Peering Through Your VALE

If it’s Your LOVE For ME That Set You Free
From the 90 and 9 To Follow ME

What More Need I Say--- AS YOUR FAITH MADE A WAY ---
Ravishing MY HEART Showing YOUR DEEP INTENT

Demonstrations of LOVE That Need Never Repent
(SO TOGETHER NOW) WE’LL FIND THE LAMB GONE ASTRAY

Returning to find only 98 that day
We’ve arrived at such a time in GOD’S Clock I’d say
Where amidst the flock of the 90 and 9 that play

ONE --- FALLS IN LOVE WITH ME --- Like none of the rest
(SHE CAN’T STAY AWAY) --- Heart Beating In Chest

Her Penetrating Eyes Melt ME like Wax
As MY Soon to be BRIDE --- Follows Close In MY Tracks



SHE is an Expression of MINE --- As Through Hills WE Climb
Leaning On HER BELOVED --- SHE Has won MY Heart

The 90 and 9 I Still Shepherd --- Though Some may Stray
MY BRIDE To Be Never Leaves My Side
It’s Easy To See --- She’s MY BRIDE To Be

(SEEKING ME OUT) Her Stronger Love I Can Feel
To None Of The Rest --- Did MY Life So Appeal
Like This DAUGHTER OF MINE --- Whose L0VE IS SO REAL



So (I’ll Examine My Heart) That I To May Depart
From The 90 and 9 --- To YOUR Chest Recline
Feeling YOUR HEART BEAT --- Drawing ME In
There’s Something about LOVE That will Always Win
Now It’s TOGETHER WE SHEPHARD The 90 and 9
CHRIST MY BRIDEGROOM --- THROUGH ME TO SHINE

Go Free Yourself From The 90 and 9
As We Make Up HER BODY Of HIS BRIDE SUBLIME
Come and Be (THE ONE) Who ABIDES IN ME
Intoxicated in LOVE --- Descending Like a DOVE

You’re A BENCHMARK Above The Rest
As You Lean Upon MY Chest



DON’T EVER STOP LOVING ME As I Have More LOVE For Thee
Of The INCREASE Of MY LOVE --- There Shall Be No End
To The One Who Follows On --- I’ll Continue To Send

Revelations (Present Tense) As We Forge On In The FAITH
You've Never Been Here Before, So Prepare To Listen More

It's Your Open Hearted LOVE --- Bringing Heaven From Above

I IN YOU AND YOU IN ME --- JOINED IN LOVE FOREVER FREE