The Good Shepherd

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1 He is the shepherd, we his sheep who follow
Where o'er His blessed feet lead the way before us,
In all our wandering His tender love is o'er us
Guiding our onward way.

2 In the green pastures by the peaceful waters,
Rest all the happy ones whom the shepherd leadeth;
Hears He their faintest cry and never vainly pleadeth
Any who follow Him.

3 Many the dear lambs basking in Thy sunshine,
Here and in Heav'n above, blessed, blessed Jesus,
O Loving Shepherd, Thou whose watchful eye e'er sees us,
Make us of that blest fold.

Source: Joyful Songs: a choice collection of new Sunday School music #109

Author: J. R. Murray

L.P.M. (1905, April 12). Obituary. New Church Messenger, p.209. Murray.--At Cincinnati, March 10, 1905, James Ramsey Murray. Funeral services in the Church of the New Jersualem, March 13th. James R. Murray was widely known in the musical world as the author of many songs and song books, and in the New Church in Chicago and Cincinnati as an affectionate, intelligent, and loyal New Churchman. He was born in Andover (Ballard Vale), Mass., March 17, 1841. In early life he developed musical talent, and composed many minor pieces for local and special occasions. Later at North Reading, Mass., he attended Dr. George F. Root's School of Music, and was associated with William Bradbury and Dr. Lowell Mason. He enlisted in the Fourteenth Regi… Go to person page >

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First Line: He is the shepherd, we His sheep who follow
Title: The Good Shepherd
Author: J. R. Murray
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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