431. 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, bro't 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 spreadst a table in my sight,
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And, oh! the transport of delight
With which my cup o'erfloweth.

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

Amen.

Text Information
First Line: The King of Love my Shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: Henry W. Baker (1868)
Meter: 8.7.8.7. Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1941
Scripture:
Topic: Sanctification (The Christian Life): Trust
Tune Information
Name: ICH DANK' DIR SCHON
Composer: Michael Prätorius (1610)
Meter: 8.7.8.7. Iambic
Key: D♭ Major



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