Savior, Who Thy flock art feeding

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1 Savior, who Thy flock art feeding
With the shepherd's kindest care,
All the feeble gently leading,
While the lambs Thy bosom share.

2 Now, these little ones receiving,
Fold them in Thy gracious arm;
There we know, Thy word believing,
Only there secure from harm.

3 Never, from Thy pasture roving
Let them be the lion's prey;
Let Thy tenderness, so loving,
Keep them thro' life's dangerous way.

4 Then, within Thy fold eternal,
Let them find a resting-place,
Feed in pastures ever vernal
Drink the rivers of Thy grace.

Amen.

Source: Hymns for the Living Church #217

Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg

Mühlenberg, William Augustus, D.D., son of the Rev. Dr. Mühlenberg, and grandson of Henry Melchior Mühlenberg, the patriarch of Lutheranism in America, was born in Philadelphia Sept. 16, 1796. He graduated at the University of Pennsylvania in 1814. Entering Holy Orders in 1817, he was successively Assistant Rector of St. James's Lancaster, 1823; Rector of the Church of the Holy Communion, New York, 1843; St. Paul's College, Flushing (1828); St. Luke's Hospital, New York (1855); St. John's and Long Island (1865), were established by him. He died April 6, 1877. His poetical gift was genuine, but not largely used. In 1826 he contributed four hymns to the Prayer Book Collection (of which he was one of the Committee). His Poems appeared in 1… Go to person page >

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First Line: Savior, Who Thy flock art feeding
Author: William Augustus Muhlenberg (1826)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

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