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Never from thee will we stray

Tenderly guide us, O Shepherd of love

Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Tune: [Tenderly guide us, O Shepherd of love]
Published in 5 hymnals

Printable scores: PDF, Noteworthy Composer
Audio files: MIDI

Full Text

1 Tenderly guide us, O Shepherd of Love,
To the green pastures and waters above,
Guarding us ever by night and by day,
Never from Thee will we stray.

Never, never,
Never, oh, never for Thou art the way;
Never, never,
Never from Thee will we stray.

2 What tho’ the heavens with clouds be o’ercast,
Fearful the tempest and bitter the blast;
What tho’ the river of death bar the way,
Never from Thee will we stray. [Refrain]

3 Over our weakness Thy strength hath been cast,
Keep us in meekness, Thine own till the last;
Then, safely folded, where Thou art the day,
Never from Thee will we stray. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #9304

Author: Sophia T. Griswold

Griswold, Sophia Taylor Also called "Paulina," Mrs. W. R. Griswold, Sophia T. Griswold, and Mrs. E. W. Griswold. Died: May 22, 1903, Chicago, Illinois. Buried: Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, Illinois. Pseudonym: Paulina. SOPHIA TAYLOR GRISWOLD (1828–1903) lived in Chicago. For many years she was a friend of Philip P. Bliss. She wrote words to songs composed by Philip P. Bliss and George Root. She married Dr. William R. Griswold, a native of Forestville, N.Y. -- Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Tenderly guide us, O Shepherd of love
Title: Never from thee will we stray
Author: Sophia T. Griswold
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Never! never!
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #9304
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  • Noteworthy Composer Score (NWC)


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