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Shepherd of Israel

Shepherd of Israel, Holy and blest

Author: E. E. Hewitt
Tune: [Shepherd of Israel] (Sweney)
Published in 1 hymnal

Full Text

1 Shepherd of Israel,
Holy and blest,
Come we in prayer to Thee,
Seeking Thy rest.
Pardon and heal us, Lord,
Grant us Thy grace,
Help us to follow where
Thy steps we trace.

Shepherd of Israel,
Shepherd of Israel,
Shepherd of Israel,
Holy and blest!

2 Shepherd of Isreal,
Kind, as of old,
Turn Thou our weary feet
To Thy safe fold.
There bid us freely drink
Of living streams,
Resting in pastures green,
'Neath love's fair beams. [Refrain]

3 Shepherd of Israel,
Strngthen with might
Those who must do Thy will,
Ere comes the night.
Care for the little lambs,
Shield them from harm,
Carried so tenderly
On Thy strong arm. [Refrain]

4 Shepherd of Israel,
From morn till eve
Thine eye its watch will keep,
Thou wilt not leave.
Guide and defend us, Lord,
Going before,
Then o'er the valley dim
Thy radiance pour. [Refrain]

Coronation Hymns, 1910

Author: E. E. Hewitt

Pseudonym: Li­die H. Ed­munds. Eliza Edmunds Hewitt was born in Philadelphia 28 June 1851. She was educated in the public schools and after graduation from high school became a teacher. However, she developed a spinal malady which cut short her career and made her a shut-in for many years. During her convalescence, she studied English literature. She felt a need to be useful to her church and began writing poems for the primary department. she went on to teach Sunday school, take an active part in the Philadelphia Elementary Union and become Superintendent of the primary department of Calvin Presbyterian Church. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Shepherd of Israel, Holy and blest
Title: Shepherd of Israel
Author: E. E. Hewitt
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Shepherd of Israel
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