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 Savior, Thou didst give
Thine own life that we might live;
And the hands outstretched to bless
Bear the cruel nails' impress.
3 We would praise Thee every day,
Gladly all Thy will obey,
Like Thy blessed ones above
Happy in Thy precious love.
4 Loving Shepherd, ever near,
Teach Thy lambs Thy voice to hear;
Suffer not our steps to stray
From the strait and narrow way.
5 Where Thou leadest we would go,
Walking in Thy steps below,
Till before our Father's throne
We shall know as we are known.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
|First Line:||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep|
|Title:||Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep|
|Author:||Jane Elizabeth 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)