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Is Jesus a shepherd

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1 Is Jesus a Shepherd,
As oft we are told?
Then children that love him
Are lambs of his fold.
From wolves he will guard them,
And never will cease
To lead to green pastures
By waters of peace.

2 Is Jesus a Teacher!
Then by the same rule,
The children that love him
Belong to his school.
The lessons he teaches
So sweetly are told,
That every child thinks them
More precious than gold.

3 Is Jesus a Captain?
His soldiers we are,
His banner above us
Bears Bethlehem's star.
The foes that we fight are
The world, flesh and sin;
We trust through our leader
The battle to win.

4 Is Jesus a Savior?
Then sinners are we;
But he from sin's bondage
Our souls will set free;
And when in the judgment
Before him shall stand,
We trust to be found at
This Savior's right hand.

Source: The Little Minstrel: a collection of songs and music, with lessons of instruction, mathematically arranged plan of notation #34

Author: William Baxter

Baxter, William (Leeds, Yorkshire, July 6, 1820--February 11, 1880, New Castle, Pennsylvania). Came to U.S. in 1829; was a Methodist until he joined the Disciples of Christ ca. 1838. Graduated from Bethany College, 1845. President of Arkansas College (Fayetteville), 1860-1863. His Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove (1864) tells of his experience as an anti-slavery advocate in a seceding state. Co-worker with evangelist Wlater Scott (1796-1861), whose biography he published in 1874. He contributed hymns to such books as Christian Psalmist, Revised (1854), Christian Hymn Book (1865), and Christian Hymnal, Revised (1882). His "Whene'er I think of thee" appeared in both the 1865 and 1882 books listed above. Preface to the 1865 book speaks of the e… Go to person page >

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First Line: Is Jesus a shepherd
Author: William Baxter
Copyright: Public Domain



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