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Great Shepherd of the sheep

Great Shepherd of the sheep

Published in 32 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Great Shepherd of the sheep,
Who all Thy flock doth keep,
Leading by waters calm;
Do Thou my footsteps guide,
To follow by Thy side;
Make me Thy little lamb,
Make me Thy little lamb.

2 I fear I may be torn
By many a sharp-set thorn,
As far from Thee I stray;
My weary feet may bleed,
For rough are paths which lead
Out of Thy pleasant way.

3 But when the road is long,
Thy tender arm, and strong,
The weary one will bear;
And Thou wilt wash me clean,
And lead to pastures green,
Where all the flowers are fair.

4 Till, from the soil of sin
Cleansed and made pure within,
Dear Savior, Who hast died,
Thou bringest me in love,
Save to Thy fold above,
Forever to abide.

The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892

Text Information

First Line: Great Shepherd of the sheep
Language: English


Great Shepherd of the sheep, Who all Thy flock dost keep. [The Good Shepherd.] This is given in the Scottish Hymnal, 1884, as from an "American" source. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology, Appendix, Part II (1907)



Instances (1 - 32 of 32)
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A Liturgy and Hymns for Church Sunday Schools #63

Child Songs #d8

Children's Primary Hymn Book. 1st ed. #d26

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Christian Endeavor Hymns #37

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Gloria Deo #660

Hymns and Songs #d26

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Hymns for First-Day Schools #81

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Hymns for First-Day Schools (Rev. and Enl.) #81

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Silver Wings #24a

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Songs for Little Folks #102a

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Songs of Pilgrimage #547

Sunday School Songs. 3rd ed. #d42

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Sunday-School Songs #94

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The American Sunday-School Hymn-Book #298

The Anniversaary and Sunday School Music Book No. 1-5 #d48

The Book of Praise #d245

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The Church Hymnal #571

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The Church Hymnal #571

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The Church Porch #99

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The Extra Hymn Book #21

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The Hymnal #571

The Primary Hymnal #d49

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The Sabbath School Bell #133

The Sabbath School Hosanna #d49

The Sabbath School Melodist #d22

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The Sunday School Hymnal #76

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The Sunday-School Hymnal and Service Book (Ed. A) #434

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Voices of Praise #264

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