O Shepherd of the sheep

O Shepherd of the sheep

Author: Vincent S. S. Coles
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 O Shepherd of the sheep,
High-Priest of things to come,
Who didst in grace Thy servant keep,
And take him safely home;

2 Accept our song of praise
For all his holy care,
His zeal unquench'd, through length of days,
The trials that he bare.

3 On all our Pastors pour
The Spirit of Thy grace;
That, as he won the palm of yore,
So they may run their race:

4 That, when this life is done,
They may with him adore
The ever bless├ęd Three in One
In bliss forevermore.

Source: Book of Worship (Rev. ed.) #563

Author: Vincent S. S. Coles

Coles, Vincent Stuckey Stratton, son of Rev. James Stratton Coles, born at Shepton Beauchamp, March 27, 1845, and educated at Balliol College, Oxford, graduating B.A. 1868, and M.A. 1872. On taking Holy Orders in 1869, he became Curato of Wantage. In 1872 he was preferred as Rector of Shepton-Beauchamp, Somerset, and in 1884 Librarian of the Pusey Library, Oxford. Mr. Coles has contributed the following hymns to Hymns Ancient & Modern, and the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge Church Hymns. 1. Lord, in whose eternal counsels. For guidance and growth in holiness. It was first printed as a leaflet, written for E. C. U. Festival, c. 1870; and then included, after revision, in S. P. C. K. Church Hymns, 1871. 2. Most Holy Father,… Go to person page >

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First Line: O Shepherd of the sheep
Author: Vincent S. S. Coles
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain




George William Martin (b. London, England, 1825; d. London, 1881) composed LEOMINSTER, named for a town in the county of Hereford and Worcester (formerly Herefordshire), England. The tune was first published in The Journal of Part Music (vol. 2, 1862), in which it was titled THE PILGRIM'S SONG. Mart…

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