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 spreadst a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and oh, 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.
|First Line:||The King of love my Shepherd is|
|Title:||The King of Love My Shepherd Is|
|Author:||Henry Williams Baker (1868)|
|Topic:||Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day(42 more...)|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: DOMINUS REGIT ME|
|Source:||Ancient Irish melody|
|Audio recording:||The King of Love|