357. The Good Shepherd

1 Afar on the mountain the Shepherd
Is seeking the lost ones to save;
Oh, flee to the arms of His mercy,
For thee His life freely He gave.

Refrain:
Then come, wanderer, come,
The gate is wide open for thee;
Borne safe from all harm
On the Shepherd’s strong arm,
A rock and a refuge is He.

2 Though far from the fold thou hast wandered
In byways of sorrow and sin,
Fear not, ’tis the Shepherd that’s calling,
He’s longing to welcome thee in. [Refrain]

3 Though darkness and danger assail thee
On deserts so dreary and cold,
The light of His presence will guide thee
Safe into the sheltering fold. [Refrain]

4 There in the green pastures He’ll give thee
A place of sweet comfort and rest;
Beside the still waters He’ll lead thee
Till safe in the home of the blest. [Refrain]

Text Information
First Line: Afar on the mountain the Shepherd
Title: The Good Shepherd
Author: O. A. Pratt (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.6.8.5.5.8
Scripture: Matthew 18:12-14
Topic: Invitation
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Good_Shepherd); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (122); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (104)
Refrain First Line: Then come, wanderer, come
Tune Information
Name: [Afar on the mountain the Shepherd]
Composer: Clarence E. Hunter (1911)
Meter: 9.8.9.8.6.8.5.5.8
Key: A Major
Source: Timeless Truths (http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Good_Shepherd); Faith Publishing House, Echoes from Heaven, 1976 (122); The Gospel Trumpet Company, Select Hymns, 1911 (104)



Media
MIDI file: The_Good_Shepherd.mid
(http://library.timelesstruths.org/music/The_Good_Shepherd)




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