10884. Jesus, Great Shepherd Of The Sheep

1 Jesus, great shepherd of the sheep,
To Thee for help we fly;
Thy little flock in safety keep,
For O! the wolf is nigh.

2 He comes of hellish malice full,
To scatter, tear and slay;
He seizes every straggling soul,
As his own lawful prey.

3 Us into Thy protection take,
And gather with Thine arm;
Unless the fold we first forsake,
The wolf can never harm.

4 We laugh to scorn his cruel power,
While by our shepherd’s side;
The sheep he never can devour
Unless he first divide.

5 O do not suffer him to part
The souls that here agree;
But make us of one mind and heart,
And keep us one in Thee!

6 Together let us sweetly live,
Together let us die;
And each a starry crown receive,
And reign above the sky.

7 Keep us till then in perfect peace,
And call us each to prove
An endless age of heavenly bliss,
An endless age of love.

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, great shepherd of the sheep
Title: Jesus, Great Shepherd Of The Sheep
Author: Charles Wesley
Meter: CM
Language: English
Source: Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749
Copyright: Public Domain
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. ANNE by William Croft
Tune Information
Name: EVAN
Composer: William Havergal (1847)
Arranger: Lowell Mason (1850)
Meter: CM
Key: A♭ Major
Copyright: Public Domain



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