679. Jesus, Gentle Shepherd

1 Jesus, gentle Shepherd,
Listen while we sing—
Little ones uniting
Sweetest praise to bring.
Shepherd of the children,
Keep Thy lambs today—
Gently lead our footsteps
In Thy pleasant way.

Jesus, gentle Shepherd,
Bless us today!
Guide Thou our footsteps;
Hear us, we pray!

2 Jesus, precious Saviour,
Gentle, meek and mild,
Thou canst feel for children,
Thou wast once a child.
Keep our hearts from anger,
Keep our lips from wrong,
Teach us how to serve Thee,—
We to Thee belong. [Refrain]

3 Loving, gentle Shepherd,
Lead us ev’ry day,
May we never wander
From the heav’nly way.
Guard us from all danger,
Shelter us from harm,—
In Thy love safe folded,
Shielded by Thine arm. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Jesus, gentle Shepherd
Title: Jesus, Gentle Shepherd
Author: Mrs. S. K. Bourne (1891)
Refrain First Line: Jesus, gentle Shepherd, Bless us today!
Meter: 6s & 5s. With Chorus
Publication Date: 1901
Topic: Children's Services
Tune Information
Composer: R. Menthal
Meter: 6s & 5s. With Chorus


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