Blessed Shepherd

Blessed Shepherd, gently leading

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Tune: [Blessed Shepherd, gently leading]
Published in 1 hymnal

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1 Blessed Shepherd, gently leading
All Thy flock with tender care,
Let us evermore be feeding
In Thy pastures green and fair.

Shepherd of the flock, be near us;
In Thy tender mercy hear us;
With thy blessed comfort cheer us,
Shepherd of the ransom’d flock.

2 Lead us by the sparkling fountains
Flowing from the springs above;
From the everlasting mountains,
Truth and mercy, grace and love. [Refrain]

3 Have we wandered, sadly straying?
Wilt Thou not our souls restore?
Let us hear Thy sweet voice saying,
“Go in peace, and sin no more.” [Refrain]

4 Through life’s day be close beside us,
Guard us from its wintry cold;
And at nightfall, homeward guide us;
Lift us to the higher fold. [Refrain]

Source: Gospel Herald in Song #142

Author: Eliza E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

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First Line: Blessed Shepherd, gently leading
Title: Blessed Shepherd
Author: Eliza E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Shepherd of the flock, be near us
Copyright: Public Domain


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Gospel Herald in Song #142

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