Now may the Lord our shepherd lead

Representative Text

1 Now may the Lord, our Shepherd, lead
To living streams his little flock;
May he in flowery pastures feed,
Shade us at noon beneath the rock.

2 Now may we hear our Shepherd's voice,
And gladly answer to his call;
Now may our hearts in him rejoice
Who knows, and names, and loves us all.

3 When the Chief Shepherd shall appear,
And small and great before him stand,
O may the flock assembled here
Be with the saved at his right hand!

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #259

Author: James Montgomery

James Montgomery (b. Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, 1771; d. Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, 1854), the son of Moravian parents who died on a West Indies mission field while he was in boarding school, Montgomery inherited a strong religious bent, a passion for missions, and an independent mind. He was editor of the Sheffield Iris (1796-1827), a newspaper that sometimes espoused radical causes. Montgomery was imprisoned briefly when he printed a song that celebrated the fall of the Bastille and again when he described a riot in Sheffield that reflected unfavorably on a military commander. He also protested against slavery, the lot of boy chimney sweeps, and lotteries. Associated with Christians of various persuasions, Montgomery supported missio… Go to person page >

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First Line: Now may the Lord our shepherd lead
Author: James Montgomery
Copyright: Public Domain



This tune is likely the work of the composer named here, but has also been attributed to others as shown in the instances list below. According to the Handbook to the Baptist Hymnal (1992), Old 100th first appeared in the Genevan Psalter, and "the first half of the tune contains phrases which may ha…

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Instances (1 - 14 of 14)
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Church Harmonies #977

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church #87

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Hymns and Tunes #537

Hymns for Use in Divine Worship ... Seventh-Day Adventists #d737

Songs of Pilgrimage, a Hymnal for the Churches of Christ, Part I #d149

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Songs of Pilgrimage #139

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The Christian Hymn Book #715

The Christian Hymnal #d468

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The Christian Hymnal #529

The Gospel Hymnal #d409

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The Sabbath Hymn and Tune Book #82a

The Sabbath Hymn Book. Baptist ed. #d709

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book #259

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