32. 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: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Publication Date: 1966
Tune Information
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Incipit: 12345 45321 12345
Key: D Major
Source: Ancient Irish melody
Copyright: Music used with permission of Galaxy Music Corp.

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