1 Loving Shepherd of thy sheep,
keep thy lamb, in safety keep;
nothing can thy power withstand,
none can pluck me from thy hand.
2 Loving Saviour, thou didst give
thine own life that we might live,
and the hands outstretched to bless
bear the cruel nails' impress.
3 I would praise thee every day,
gladly all thy will obey,
like thy blessèd ones above
happy in thy precious love.
4 Loving Shepherd, ever near,
teach thy lamb thy voice to hear;
suffer not my steps to stray
from the straight and narrow way.
5 Where thou leadest I would go,
walking in thy steps below,
till before my Father's throne
I shall know as I am known.
Source: Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #724
|First Line:||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep|
|Title:||Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep|
|Author:||Jane Eliza Leeson|
"Bought with blood, and bought for Thee, Thine, and only Thine, I'd be, Holy, harmless, humble, mild, Jesus Christ's obedient child."The Hymns Ancient & Modern text is the popular form of the hymn. --John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)