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The King of Love My Shepherd Is

Author: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877 Meter: Appears in 618 hymnals Lyrics: ... King of love my shepherd is, Whose goodness fails me never; I ... length of days Your goodness fails me never; Good Shepherd, may I sing ... Topics: Shepherd Scripture: Psalm 23 Used With Tune: ST. COLUMBA
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Jesus, great Shepherd of the sheep

Author: C. Wesley, 1707-1788 Appears in 134 hymnals Lyrics: 1 Jesus, great Shepherd of the sheep, To Thee for help we fly; Thy little flock in safety keep; For O! the wolf is nigh. 2 Us into Thy protection take, And gather with Thy arm; Unless the fold we first forsake The wolf can never harm. 3 We laugh to scorn ... Topics: Shepherd, the Good Used With Tune: EVAN

The Good Shepherd

Author: O. A. Pratt Meter: Appears in 4 hymnals First Line: Afar on the mountain the Shepherd Refrain First Line: Then come, wanderer, come Lyrics: 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 ...


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Composer: Joseph Barnby, 1838-1896 Meter: Appears in 6 hymnals Tune Key: D Major Incipit: 51532 12352 31443 Used With Text: The Lord Is My Shepherd


Composer: Robert B. MIller Meter: Appears in 2 hymnals Tune Key: C Major Incipit: 53213 65356 71 Used With Text: Come, gracious Spirit, heav'nly Dove
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Meter: Appears in 161 hymnals Tune Sources: Irish, c. 18th cent.; Service Book and Hymnal, 1958 (Setting) Tune Key: E Flat Major Incipit: 12345 45321 12345 Used With Text: The King of Love My Shepherd Is


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The Good Shepherd

Author: Mrs. E. C. Henninges Hymnal: Songs of Comfort #44 (1909) First Line: Good Shepherd, lead me in the way Refrain First Line: Good Shepherd, lead me! Languages: English Tune Title: [Good Shepherd, lead me in the way]

Good Shepherd, Our Leader, Provider, and Guide

Author: Mary Nelson Keithahn Hymnal: The Song Lingers On #15 (2003) Meter: Lyrics: Good Shepherd, our Leader, Provider, and Guide, ... supplied, we trust in your goodness, so steadfast and true, affirming ... of thanksgiving and praise, rejoicing, Good Shepherd, that we're not alone ... Topics: Christian life Shepherd role of God and Jesus Scripture: Psalm 23 Tune Title: GOOD SHEPHERD (Horman)
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The Children’s Shepherd

Author: Mrs. Frank A. Breck Hymnal: Gospel Herald in Song #111 (1899) First Line: I'm glad that I have a "Good Shepherd" Refrain First Line: 'Tis Jesus, my Shepherd who loves me Lyrics: ... glad that I have a “Good Shepherd,” So patient as Jesus can ... me. Refrain: ‘Tis Jesus, my Shepherd who loves me, He calls ... glad that I have a “Good Shepherd,” Who helps me His word ... glad that I have a “Good Shepherd,” To keep me from trouble ... Topics: Children; Shepherd Scripture: Hebrews 12:2 Languages: English Tune Title: [I'm glad that I have a "Good Shepherd"]


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Dorothy A. Thrupp

1779 - 1847 Author (attributed to) of "Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us" in Lift Up Your Hearts Dorothy Ann Thrupp was born in London, June 10, 1779. She contributed some hymns, under the pseudonym of "Iota," to W. Carus Wilson's Friendly Visitor and his Children's Friend. Other hymns by her, signed "D.A.T.," appeared in Mrs. Herbert Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the Use of Infant Schools and Nurseries, 1838. She was also the editor of Hymns for the Young, c. 1830, in which all the hymns were given anonymously. She died in London on December 15, 1847. --The Hymnal 1940 Companion ================================ Thrupp, Dorothy Ann, daughter of Joseph Thrupp, of Paddington Green, was born at London, June 20, 1779 and died there on Dec. 14, 1847. Her hymns, a few of which have come into extensive use, were contributed to the Rev. W. Carus Wilson's Friendly Visitor and his Children's Friend, under the nom de plume of Iota; to Mrs. Herbert Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the use of Infant Schools and Nurseries, 1838 (3rd ed. 1846, with change of title to A Sel. . . . of Infant and Juvenile Schools and Families), in which her signature is "D.A.T."; and also to the Hymns for the Young, which she herself edited for the Religious Tract Society circa 1830, 4th ed., 1836. In 1836 and 1837 she also published Thoughts for the Day (2nd series), in which she embodied many hymns which previously appeared in the Friendly Visitor. In addition to her hymns, which are annotated under their respective first lines there are also in common use:— 1. Come, Holy Spirit, come, 0 hear an infant's prayer. Child's Prayer. Appeared in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry, 1838, No. 14, and signed "D.A.T." 2. God loves the little child that prays. God's love for Children. Given in Miss Thrupp's Hymns for the Young, 4th ed., 1836; and again in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry&c, 2nd ed., 1840, and signed " D.A.T." It is sometimes given as "God loves the child that humbly prays." 3. Have you read the wondrous story? Life and Death of Jesus. This appeared anonymously in Miss Thrupp's Hymns for the Young, R. T. S., 1830, No. 12, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines. In Miss Thrupp's later publications this hymn is omitted, a fact which suggests that it was not her composition, but possibly that of a friend. It is in theLeeds Sunday School Union Hymn Book, 1833-78. 4. Let us sing with one accord. Praise of Jesus. This hymn is usually associated with Miss Thrupp's name, but on insufficient evidence. We find it in the 4th edition of her Hymns for the Young, 1836, and again in the 3rd ed. of Mrs. H. Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the Use of Infant and Juvenile Schools, &c, 1846, and in both instances without signature. We know of no evidence which justifies us in ascribing the authorship with certainty to Miss Thrupp. The hymn is in the Leeds S. S. Union Hymn Book, 1833-78, and several others. 5. Poor and needy though I be. Divine Providence. Appeared in Miss Thrupp's Hymns for the Young, 4th ed., 1836, No. 22; and again in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry>, &c, 2nd ed., 1840, and signed "D.A.T." 6. See, my child, the mighty ocean. Love of God compared to the Sea. Given in the R. T. S.'s Hymns for the Young, 4th ed., 1836, No. 26, and in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hymns and Poetry, &c, 1st ed., 1838, and signed "D.A. T." In Kennedy, 1863, it begins "Have you seen the mighty ocean." 7. Thou Guardian of my earliest days. Jesus the Children's Friend. This hymn we have traced to her Hymns for the Young, 4th ed., 1836. It is sometimes given as “Thou Guardian of our earliest days." 8. What a strange and wondrous story. Life and Death of Jesus. This hymn is found without signature in her Hymns for the Young, 4th ed., 1836, and again in Mrs. H. Mayo's Selection of Hys. and Poetry, 1838, No. 173, in 4 st. of 4 1, We have found no authority for ascribing it to Miss Thrupp. 9. What led the Son of God? Love of God in Christ. This appeared anonymously in her Hymns for the Young, 1830, and again in the Leeds S. S. Union Hymn Book, 1833. In modern collections it is attributed to Miss Thrupp, on the ground that it is found in the Hys. for the Young, which she edited. 10. Who are they in heaven who stand? All Saints. Published in Mrs. Mayo's Selection of Hys. and Poetry, 3rd ed., 1846, No. 64, in 5 stanzas of 4 lines, and signed A. D.T." It is in the Prim. Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book, 1879, and others. Several additional hymns to those named above have also been attributed to Miss Thrupp on insufficient authority. This has probably arisen out of the fact that all the hymns in the Hymns for the Young, including her own, were given anonymously. -- Excerpts from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

George Ratcliffe Woodward

1848 - 1934 Person Name: George Ratcliffe Woodward (1848-1934) Translator of "Shepherds In The Field Abiding" in Common Praise (1998) Educated at Caius College in Cambridge, England, George R. Woodward (b. Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, 1848; d. Highgate, London, England, 1934) was ordained in the Church of England in 1874. He served in six parishes in London, Norfolk, and Suffolk. He was a gifted linguist and translator of a large number of hymns from Greek, Latin, and German. But Woodward's theory of translation was a rigid one–he held that the translation ought to reproduce the meter and rhyme scheme of the original as well as its contents. This practice did not always produce singable hymns; his translations are therefore used more often today as valuable resources than as congregational hymns. With Charles Wood he published three series of The Cowley Carol Book (1901, 1902, 1919), two editions of Songs of Syon (1904, 1910), An Italian Carol Book (1920), and the Cambridge Carol Book

James Leith Macbeth Bain

1840 - 1925 Person Name: J. L. Macbeth Bain, c. 1840-1925 Composer of "BROTHER JAMES' AIR" in Psalter Hymnal (Gray) James Leith Macbeth Bain (b. Scotland, c. 1840; d. Liverpool, England, 1925), was a healer, mystic, and poet known simply as Brother James. The tune BROTHER JAMES AIR was first published in his volume The great peace: being a New Year's greeting ... (1915). Born in a devout Christian home, Bain came to doubt the faith but later regained a mystical belief with the aid of the Christo Theosophic Society. He founded the Brotherhood of Healers, and he and his fellow healers often sang to their patients during healing sessions. In the latter years of his life he worked among the poor in the slums of Liverpool. He published a book on healing entitled The Brotherhood of Healers ... (1906). Psalter Hymnal Handbook, 1988


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Small Church Music

Editors: Elizabeth C. Clephane Description: The SmallChurchMusic site was launched in 2006, growing out of the requests from those struggling to provide suitable music for their services and meetings. Rev. Clyde McLennan was ordained in mid 1960’s and was a pastor in many small Australian country areas, and therefore was acutely aware of this music problem. Having also been trained as a Pipe Organist, recordings on site (which are a subset of the smallchurchmusic.com site) are all actually played by Clyde, and also include piano and piano with organ versions. All recordings are in MP3 format. Churches all around the world use the recordings, with downloads averaging over 60,000 per month. The recordings normally have an introduction, several verses and a slowdown on the last verse. Users are encouraged to use software: Audacity (http://www.audacityteam.org) or Song Surgeon (http://songsurgeon.com) (see http://scm-audacity.weebly.com for more information) to adjust the MP3 number of verses, tempo and pitch to suit their local needs. Copyright notice: Rev. Clyde McLennan, performer in this collection, has assigned his performer rights in this collection to Hymnary.org. Non-commercial use of these recordings is permitted. For permission to use them for any other purposes, please contact manager@hymnary.org. Home/Music(smallchurchmusic.com) List SongsAlphabetically List Songsby Meter List Songs byTune Name About  


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