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Shepherd divine, thou leadest me

Shepherd divine, thou leadest me

Author: Franklin E. Belden
Published in 6 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF
Audio files: Recording

Representative Text

1. Shepherd divine, thou leadest me
Where the still waters gently flow;
In pastures fair thou feedest me;
I trust thy love, no want I know.

2. In danger's hour thou hidest me,
Safe from the foe of thy dear flock;
At sultry noon thou guidest me
To rest beside the cooling rock.

3. When chilling dews of evening fall,
Then to the fold thou bidst me come;
Gladly I hasten at thy call;
Sweet is the voice that calls me home.

Source: Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #820

Author: Franklin E. Belden

Belden was born in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1858. He began writing music in his late teenage years after moving to California with his family. For health reasons he later moved to Colorado. He returned to Battle Creek with his wife in the early 1880s, and there he became involved in Adventist Church publishing. F. E. Belden wrote many hymn tunes, gospel songs, and related texts in the early years of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Belden was able to rapidly write both music and poetry together which enabled him to write a song to fit a sermon while it was still being delivered. He also wrote songs for evang­el­ist Bil­ly Sun­day. Though Belden’s later years were marred by misunderstandings with the church leadership over his royal… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shepherd divine, thou leadest me
Author: Franklin E. Belden



Instances (1 - 1 of 1)

Small Church Music #6853

Include 5 pre-1979 instances
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