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Lord, thou hast planted me a vine

Lord, thou hast planted me a vine

Author: Thomas Shepherd
Published in 3 hymnals

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1 Lord, thou hast planted me a vine
In fertile soil and air:
Now tend and water me as thine,
And make me still thy care.

2 My Christ I'm wholly thine, direct
My goings, for I'm dark;
O may my constant aims be right!
Thine honor be my mark!

3 Shall Simon bear thy cross alone,
And other saints be free?
Each saint of thine shall find his own,
And there is One for me:

4 Whene'er it falls unto my lot,
Let it not frighten me;
Nor drive me from my gracious God,
But bring me home to thee.

5 O happy Christians, be not loth
To have a courser fare;
Saints that have had no tablecloth
Had Christ at dinner there.

6 To do or suffer I am pleased,
So long as Christ stands by;
Support me with thy constant aid,
Lest all thy graces die.

7 Thy way is to the upright strength;
Lord, make it so to me,
That never tiring with the length,
My soul may reach to thee.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Thomas Shepherd

Shepherd, Thomas, son of William Shepherd, sometime Vicar of Tilbrook, Bedfordshire, and subsequently a Nonconformist Minister at Oundle, and at Kettering, was born in 1665. Taking Holy Orders he held for some time preferment in Huntingdonshire, and in Buckinghamshire. Seceding from the Church of England, he became, in 1694, pastor of the Castle Hill Meeting House (Independent), Nottingham, of which Dr. Doddridge was subsequently pastor. In 1700 he removed to Bocking, near Braintree, Essex, where he began his work in a barn. A chapel was erected for his congregation in 1707. He died Jan. 29, 1739. His publications consisted chiefly of Sermons, His Penitential Cries were a continuance of those by John Mason, who wrote the first six and the v… Go to person page >

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First Line: Lord, thou hast planted me a vine
Author: Thomas Shepherd
Language: English