|Text:||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.
|First Line:||Jesus, great shepherd of the sheep|
|Title:||Jesus, Great Shepherd Of The Sheep|
|Source:||Hymns and Sacred Poems, 1749|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: ST. ANNE by William Croft|
|Composer:||William Havergal (1847)|
|Arranger:||Lowell Mason (1850)|
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