We ask for donations here just twice a year, and this is one of those times. So, before you hit the "close" button on this box, would you consider a donation to keep Hymnary.org going? Even small amounts help, and they also let us know you're behind us and support what we do.

Last month, our Hymnary website had almost 1 million visitors from around the world: people like you who love hymns. To serve our users well takes money, and we have limited sources of revenue. This fund drive is one such source.

You can make your tax-deductible contribution by sending a check to Hymnary.org at 3201 Burton SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, or you can click the Donate button below. From the entire Hymnary.org team, our grateful thanks.

Come faithful Shepherd bind me

Come faithful Shepherd bind me

Author: James Hutton
Tune: REJOICE (Freylinghausen)
Published in 12 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Come, faithful Shepherd, bind me
With cords of love to thee,
and evermore remind me
that thou hast died for me;
O may the Holy spirit
set this before my eyes,
that I thy death and merit
above all else may prize.

2 Thou, Lord, wilt not forsake me,
though I am oft to blame;
as thy reward, O take me
anew, just as I am;
grant me henceforth, dear Savior,
through all my pilgrim years
to look to thee and never
give way to anxious fears.

3 Am I of my salvation
assured through thy great love?
May I on each occasion
to thee more faithful prove.
Hast thou my sins forgiven?
Then, leaving things behind,
may I press on to heaven
and bear the prize in mind.

Source: Moravian Book of Worship #795

Author: James Hutton

James Hutton, son of a clergyman and cousin to Sir Isaac Newton, was born in London, Sept. 3, 1715, and followed for some years the trade of a bookseller. In 1739 he visited the Moravian settlement at Herrnbut, where he became acquainted with Count Zinzendorf. He retired from business in 1745, and was ordained a diaconus of the Moravian Church in 1749. He died May 3, 1795. He contributed several hymns to the Moravian Hymn Book, 1754. All his hymns were included in an Appendix to his Memoirs, published by Daniel Benham in 1856. --Dictionary of Hymnology, John Julian, 1907… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Come faithful Shepherd bind me
Author: James Hutton
Copyright: Public Domain



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)
TextPage Scan

Moravian Book of Worship #795

Include 11 pre-1979 instances
Suggestions or corrections? Contact us


It looks like you are using an ad-blocker. Ad revenue helps keep us running. Please consider white-listing Hymnary.org or subscribing to eliminate ads entirely and help support Hymnary.org.