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Shepherds of the Flock

Shepherd of Israel, thou dost keep

Author: Philip Doddridge
Tune: LEYDEN (Costellow)
Published in 57 hymnals

Representative Text

1 Shepherd of Israel, thou dost keep
With constant care, thy humble sheep.
By thee inferior pastors rise
To feed our souls, and bless our eyes.

2 To all thy churches such impart,
Modell'd by thy own gracious heart,
Whose courage, watchfulness, and love,
Men may attest, and God approve.

3 Fed by their active tender care,
Healthful may all thy sheep appear;
And, by their fair example led,
The way to Zion's pastures tread!

4 Here hast thou listen'd to our vows,
And scatter'd blessings on thy house;
Thy saints are succor'd, and no more
As sheep without a guide deplore.

5 Completely heal each former stroke,
And bless the shepherd and the flock;
Confirm the hopes thy mercies raise,
And own this tribute of thy praise.

Source: A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #355

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shepherd of Israel, thou dost keep
Title: Shepherds of the Flock
Author: Philip Doddridge
Meter: 8.8.8.8
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Tune

LEYDEN (Costellow)

According to the Hymn Tune Index, LEYDEN was first published as HYMN 3 in Thomas Costellow's Sunday’s Amusement, a selection of sacred music, as sung at Bedford Chapel (London: E. Riley, ca. 1801).

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A Choice Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs for the use of Christians #53

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A Collection of Hymns and Prayers, for Public and Private Worship #355

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d737

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social and Domestic Worship #d741

A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #d741

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A Collection of Hymns for Public, Social, and Domestic Worship #260

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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs #449

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCXLVII

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A Selection of Hymns and Spiritual Songs #H.CCCXLVII

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A Selection of Hymns from the Best Authors. #411

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Baptist Hymn Book #a552

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Church Psalmody #459

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Hymns for Family Worship, with Prayers for Every Day in the Week (2nd ed.) #134

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Hymns selected from various authors #497

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Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #572

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Hymns, Selected and Original #572

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Hymns #572

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Hymns #572

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Hymns #572

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Hymns #572

Psalms and Hymns Adapted to Social, Private and Public Worship #d702

Psalms and Hymns for the Worship of God #d700

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Psalms and Hymns, Adapted to Public Worship #484

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Psalms and Hymns #551

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Social Hymns, and Spiritual Songs #393

Supplement to Watts #d370

The Baptist Hymn Book, in Two Parts #d486

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The Baptist Hymn Book #552

The Choice #H410

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The Choice #H410

The Halifax Selection of Hymns #d360

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns from the Most Approved Authors #CCCXLI

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The Hartford Selection of Hymns #CCCXLI

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The Hymn Book of the African Methodist Episcopal Church #305

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The Psalms and Hymns of Dr. Watts #1129

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The Psalms and Hymns #102

The Southern Psalmist #d722

The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d759

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Wesleyan Hymn and Tune Book #32e

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