Come dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep

Come dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep

Author: John Mason
Tune: HERBERT (Mason)
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 Come, dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep,
On this sweet day of rest;
O bless this flock, and make this fold
Enjoy a heav'nly rest,
Enjoy a heav'nly rest.

2 Welcome and precious to my soul
Are these sweet days of love,
But what a Sabbath shall I keep
When I shall rest above,
When I shall rest above!

3 O, if my soul, when Christ appears,
In this sweet frame be found,
I'll clasp my Saviour in my arms,
And leave this earthly ground,
And leave this earthly ground!

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #433

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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First Line: Come dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep
Author: John Mason

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d123

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Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings #126

Christ in Song #d82

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Hymns and Tunes: for those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus. #64

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Hymns for the Sanctuary and Social Worship: with tunes #66

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d176

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #627

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Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #627

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #627

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #627

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Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #627

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Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #28

Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d61

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The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #437

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The Baptist Praise Book #51

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The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #45

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The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #116

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #229

The Song Evangel #d32

The Southern Psalmist #d113

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d121

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