1 Loving Shepherd of your sheep,
all your lambs in safety keep;
nothing can your power withstand,
none can pluck them from your hand.
2 May they praise you ev'ry day,
gladly all your will obey,
like your blessed ones above,
happy in your precious love.
3 Loving Shepherd, ever near,
teach your lambs your voice to hear;
suffer not their steps to stray
from the straight and narrow way.
4 Where you lead them may they go,
walking in your steps below;
then, before your Father's throne,
Savior, claim them for your own.
Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #527
|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)