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Come faithful Shepherd bind me

Come faithful Shepherd bind me

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

Audio files: MIDI

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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 >



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