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273. The King of Love

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
Title: The King of Love
Paraphraser: Henry Williams Baker (1868)
Publication Date: 1996
Meter: 8 7 87
Topic: God: Nature of God; Assurance; Christian Experience (43 more...)
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST COLUMBA
Arranger: Charles Villiers Stanford (1906)
Meter: 8 7 87
Key: D Major
Source: Ancient Irish melody
Copyright: Arrangement by permission of Oxford University Press.



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