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424. Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

1 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
your chosen pilgrim flock
with manna in the wilderness,
with water from the rock.

2 Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak,
as you when here below,
our souls the joys celestial seek
which from thy sorrows flow.

3 We would not live by bread alone,
but by that Word of grace,
in strength of which we travel on
to our abiding place.

4 Be known to us in breaking bread,
but do not then depart;
Savior, abide with us, and spread
your table in our heart.

5 There sup with us in love divine;
your body and your blood,
that living bread, that heav'nly wine,
be our immortal food.

Text Information
First Line: Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Title: Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless
Author (st. 1-3): Anonymous
Author (stanzas 4-5): James Montgomery (1825; mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Abiding in Christ; Christ: Shepherd
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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