305. Loving Shepherd of your sheep

1 Loving Shepherd of your sheep,
keep your lamb, in safety keep;
nothing can your power withstand,
none can tear me from your hand.

2 Loving Lord, you chose to give
your own life that we might live;
and your hands outstretched to bless
bear the cruel nails' impress.

3 Help me praise you every day,
gladly serve you and obey;
like your glorious ones above,
happy in your precious love.

4 Loving Shepherd ever near,
teach your lamb your voice to hear;
let my footsteps never stray
from the true and narrow way.

5 Where you lead me I will go,
walking in your steps below;
till, before my Father's throne
I shall know as I am known.

Text Information
First Line: Loving Shepherd of your sheep
Author: Jane Leeson (1809-1881)
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Language: English
Publication Date: 1987
Topic: God's World: Marriage, Home, and Children; Easter 2: The Good Shepherd; Pentecost 14: The Family
Tune Information
Composer: L. G. Hayne (1836-1883)
Meter: 7 7 7 7
Key: D Major

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