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145. 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 for ever.

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 spread'st a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and O 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 for ever.

Text Information
First Line: The king of love my shepherd is
Author: Henry Williams Baker, 1821-77
Publication Date: 1999
Meter: 87.87 iambic
Scripture: ; ;
Topic: Comfort; Eternal Life; Eucharist (10 more...)
Language: English
Notes: May be sung to ST COLUMBA 523
Tune Information
Name: DOMINUS REGIT ME
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes, 1823-76
Meter: 87.87 iambic
Key: G Major



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