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The Shepherd's Fold

Far, far away from the Shepherd’s care

Author: J. M. Bowman
Tune: [Far, far away from the Shepherd’s care]
Published in 2 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Far, far away from the Shepherd’s care,
Out on the mountains cold and bare,
There one had strayed from the sheltering fold,
And wandered far from the gates of gold.

There many lay in the Shepherd’s fold,
While one was far from the gates of gold;
Out on the desert, through sin’s dark night,
Wandered afar till the morning light.

2 The Shepherd said, Though the way is steep,
I go to rescue My lost sheep;
Out on the desert far away,
He hastens while ’tis yet today. [Refrain]

3 The Shepherd found the lamb once lost,
That o’er the barren hills had crossed;
He took it in His tender arms,
And sheltered it from desert storms. [Refrain]

4 A sinner out in the desert cold,
Was wandering far from the Shepherd’s fold;
Through chilling winds of sin’s long night,
Redeemed at last by Gospel light. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9975

Author: J. M. Bowman

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Text Information

First Line: Far, far away from the Shepherd’s care
Title: The Shepherd's Fold
Author: J. M. Bowman
Refrain First Line: There many lay in the Shepherd’s fold
Publication Date: 1904
Copyright: This text in in the public domain in the United States because it was published before 1923.


The Cyber Hymnal #9975
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  • Noteworthy Composer score (NWC)


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The Cyber Hymnal #9975

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