23D. 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 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.

Text Information
First Line: The King of love my Shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: Henry Williams Baker (1868)
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Publication Date: 2012
Scripture:
Topic: Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day (42 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: DOMINUS REGIT ME
Tune Information
Name: ST. COLUMBA
Meter: 8.7.8.7.
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Ancient Irish melody



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