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Jesus, My Savior, My Shepherd Blest

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1 Jesus, my Savior, my Shepherd blest,
Whose goodness my wants supplieth,
Calls His lamb at His feet to rest,
Where in His keeping it lieth.

2 Wounded I fled from the wolf's domain,
My blood to His heart appealing,
Jesus found me and eased my pain,
Gave me the balsam of healing.

3 Leaning my head on His loving arm,
I drink from the living fountain,
While I, sheltered from ev'ry harm,
Rest in the cool of the mountain.

4 Though I must leave this abode of clay,
And shadows of death enveil me,
I'll not fear, for He lights the way,
Never my Shepherd will fail me.

5 Soon I shall go to my home above,
Away from the world's temptation,
There my Shepherd, the Prince of love,
Gives me the cup of salvation.

Source: American Lutheran Hymnal #179

Translator: P. C. Paulsen

Paul Christian Paulsen was born on March 26, 1881, in Alstrup, Jutland, Denmark. He emigrated to America in 1904, was ordained in 1911, and served as a Lutheran pastor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, California, and Alberta, Canada. He died on July 26, 1948. NN, Hymnary Go to person page >

Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann

Ingemann, Bernhardt Severin, was born at Thor Kildstrup, Island of Falster, May 28, 1789. From 1822 to his death in 1862, he was Professor of the Danish Language and Literature at the Academy of Sorö, Zealand, Denmark. He was a poet of some eminence. His collected works were pub, in 1851, in 34 volumes. Seven of his hymns translated into English are given in Gilbert Tait's Hymns of Denmark, 1868. The only hymn by him in English common use is:— Igjennem Nat og Traengael. Unity and Progress. It is dated 1825, and is given in the Nyt Tillaeg til Evangelisk-christelig. Psalmebog, Copenhagen, 1859, No. 502. In its translated form as "Through the night of doubt and sorrow," by the Rev. S. Baring-Gould, it has become widely known in most Eng… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Jesus, my Savior, my Shepherd blest
Title: Jesus, My Savior, My Shepherd Blest
Translator: P. C. Paulsen
Author: Bernhard Severin Ingemann
Meter: 9.7.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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American Lutheran Hymnal #179

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Hymnal for Church and Home #201

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Hymnal for Church and Home (2nd ed.) #201

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