Jesus, shepherd of my soul

Like a tender shepherd Jesus leadeth me

Author: William C. Martin
Tune: [Like a tender shepherd Jesus leadeth me]
Published in 2 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 Like a tender shepherd Jesus leadeth me
Where the pasture greenest grows upon the lea,
Never was another friend so true as He;
Jesus, Shepherd of my soul.

Refrain:
He’s the Shepherd of my soul,
Peaceful are my days with Him to guard and guide,
He’s the Shepherd of my soul
Tender Shepherd of my soul.

2 Tho’ I left His kindly fold and went astray,
He with boundless mercy sought me day by day,—
Sought me, found me, led me back into the way,
Jesus, Shepherd of my soul. [Refrain]

3 Never shall I stray again from His dear side,
Never shun to go wherever He may guide,
Never doubt His kindly care whate’er betide,
Jesus, Shepherd of my soul. [Refrain]

4 To the weary Christ hath spoken, “Come to me,”
When the troubled heart is broken, “Come to me,”
Thou art helpless by this token, “Come to me,”
He’s the Shepherd of my soul. [Refrain]

Source: The Gospel Chorus: for use in prayer meetings, young people's societies and revivals #6

Author: William C. Martin

Rv William Clark Martin USA 1864-1914. Born at Hightstown, NJ, he graduated from the Peddie Institute in Hightstown in 1884, and in 1891 from the Crozer Theological Seminary, Upland, PA. He became minister of the Grace Baptist Church, Camden, NJ,(1891-1894); Noank Baptist Church, Noank, CT (1894-1900); Tabernacle Baptist Church, New Albany, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Seymour, IN (1902-1904); First Baptist Church, Bluffton, IN (1904-1909); Grace Baptist Church, Somerville, MA (1909-1912); and First Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL (1912-1914). In 1891 he married Euretta (Etta) May Wilcox, and they had at least three children (no names found). He penned many hymn lyrics. He died of heart failure at his farm in Rialto, FL.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Like a tender shepherd Jesus leadeth me
Title: Jesus, shepherd of my soul
Author: William C. Martin
Refrain First Line: He's the shepherd of my soul
Copyright: Public Domain

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