370. The King of Love My Shepherd Is

1 The King of Love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His.
And He is mine forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow,
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

3 Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
And home, rejoicing, brought me.

4 In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

5 Thou spread'st a table in my sight,
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And O what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

6 And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never.
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

Text Information
First Line: The King of love, my Shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: H. W. Baker, 1821-77
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 1996
Topic: Jesus, Our Good Shepherd; Easter 3
Tune Information
Setting: C. V. Stanford, 1852-1924
Meter: 87 87
Incipit: 12345 45321
Key: D Major

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