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David, the Keeper of his Father's Sheep

As David kept his father's flock

Author: George Richards
Published in 2 hymnals

Representative Text

1 As David kept his father's flock,
The lion bare one lamb away:
In wrath he rose, the monster smote;
And his right arm redeem'd the prey.

2 Jesus, a greater shepherd far,
The roaring lion rends in twain;
Plucks from his jaws each captive lamb,
And brings them to the fold again.

3 One Lord there is—and one the fold;
All nations form this shepherd's sheep:
The conq'ring Lord, the living God,
Faithful and true his fold shall keep.

Source: Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: selected and original, designed for the use of the Church Universal in public and private devotion #XCII

Author: George Richards

Richards, George, born near Newport, Rhode Island, circa 1755. For some years he was Purser and Chaplain in the United States Navy, and also taught a school in Boston. In 1789 he became an Universalist preacher, ministered at Portsmouth, New Haven, 1793-1809, and from 1809 in Philadelphia, where, his mind having given way under trouble, he died by his own hand, March 16, 1816. With S. Lane he edited the Universalist Hymn Book, published at Boston, 1792. This was one of the earliest collections of that body. It contained 49 of Richards's hymns. In 1801 he published A Collection of Hymns, Dover, New Hampshire, which contained 6 additional hymns by himself, and in 1806, also at Dover, a second edition of the same, greatly enlarged, with anothe… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: As David kept his father's flock
Title: David, the Keeper of his Father's Sheep
Author: George Richards
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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