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The Friend of friends, the Shepherd

The Friend of friends, the Shepherd

Author: M. S. Haycraft
Tune: [The Friend of friends, the Shepherd dear]
Published in 1 hymnal

Audio files: MIDI

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1 The Friend of friends, the Shepherd dear,
Beholdeth all the waiting way;
And wherefore should His people fear,
Since He will guide us day by day?

2 He leads us onto joy and light,
He guards our souls from touch of ill;
He chooses ev’ry step aright,
To Him we cling, and trust Him still.

3 Thro’ changing scenes the Lord is right,
Our lives are crowned by His care;
And naught can hide us from the eye
That watches o’er us ev’rywhere.

4 In Him His children all are one,
And in His happy fold on high
Shall we not meet, when toil is done,
Where none shall ever breathe “Good-bye?”

Source: Boundless Love: for Sunday Schools and Gospel Meetings #64

Author: M. S. Haycraft

Haycraft, Margaret Scott, née MacRitchie, born at Newport Pagnell, Bucks, now (1906) resides at Bournemouth. She contributes to various periodicals, has written many services of song, and several vols. of prose and verse. At the request of the Rev. C. Bonner she contributed the following (with a few shorter pieces) to the Christian Endeavour Hymnal, 1896, the Sumday School Hymnary, 1905, and the Junior Hymnal, 1906. 1. Bless the Lord for ever, Still his praise prolong. Praise to God. 1896, No. 16. 2. Green the hills and lovely. Boyhood of Jesus. Written 1904; 1905, No. 201. 3. In golden light of early days. Children's Praises. 1906, No. 58. 4. Let there be light at eventide. Parting Hymn. 1896, No. 165. 5. Thou art m… Go to person page >

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First Line: The Friend of friends, the Shepherd
Author: M. S. Haycraft