Shepherd of those sunlit mountains

Shepherd of those sunlit mountains

Author: W. P. Balfern
Tune: PEACE (54321)
Published in 4 hymnals

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1 Shepherd of those sunlit mountains,
Where eternal summer reigns,
Where Thy love, like flowing fountains,
Spreads bright glory o'er the plains!

2 In this wilderness of sorrow,
May Thy crook now guide our feet;
Through Thy words, oh, feed and guide us
To Thy truth most pure and sweet.

3 From Thy love like sheep we wander,
We have erred from Thy way,
Let Thy loving voice reclaim us,
Never let us from Thee stray.

4 Thou didst give Thy life to save us,
Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep;
To Thy fold again restore us,
All our hearts now claim and keep.


Source: Voices of Praise: for school and church and home #277

Author: W. P. Balfern

Balfern, William Poole, born in 1818, at Hammersmith; entered the Baptist Ministry in 1848; and has laboured chiefly in the suburbs of London, and in Brighton. Mr. Balfern is the author of Glimpses of Jesus and other prose works of similar character, has been a frequent contributor to Religious Periodicals, and has published the following vols. of poetry:— (1) The Beauty of the Great King, and other Poems, 1871, Lond., Passmore and Alabaster. (2) Lyrics for the Heart, 1876. (Same publishers) (3) Hymns of the Passion, 1882, Lond., Nelson and Sons. (4) Pilgrim Chimes for the Weeks of the Year, 1881, is a selection from Mr. Balfern's poems made and published by Rev. Chas. Bullock. Mr. Balfern's hymns have appeared in the Baptist Hymnal… Go to person page >

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First Line: Shepherd of those sunlit mountains
Author: W. P. Balfern
Copyright: Public Domain


Mr. Balfern's hymns have appeared in the Baptist Hymnal ; Psalms & Hymns for the Young; the Methodist Sunday School Hymn Book; Songs of Gladness (S. S. Union); Book of Hymns for Sunday School, Lond., Weeks & Co.; Treasury of Sacred Song, Kirkwall, W. Peace; and in a few collections of the Church of England. They include:— 7. Shepherd of those sunlit mountains. The Good Shepherd. All these hymns were contributed to the Sunday School Union Songs of Gladness, 1871, and from thence have passed into other collections. [Rev. W. R. Stevenson, M.A.] -- Excerpt from John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)


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