The Lord is my shepherd; little lambs

The Lord is my shepherd; little lambs

Author: Julia H. Johnston
Published in 2 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 The Lord's my shepherd: little lambs
May safely trust His care;
I shall not want, for He will lead
To pastures green and fair.
Beside the waters, safe and still,
He guides me day by day (day by day);
And in the paths of righteousness,
He gently leads the way.

Oh, loving Shepherd, call my name,
And keep me near thy side;
For thou art evermore the same,
My Guardian, Friend and Guide.

2 When thro’ the valley I must walk,
Where death’s dark shadows fall,
With rod and staff thou wilt be near,
To help me when I call.
A bounteous table thou dost spread,
Thou givest more and more (more and more);
With all the blessings of thy love,
Behold, my cup runs o’er. [Refrain]

3 Thy care unceasing I will trust,
I follow after thee;
For thou dost call me to thy side,
Thy little lamb to be.
Thy goodness, mercy, love and truth,
Shall follow me each day (me each day);
And I shall dwell in God’s own house,
My Shepherd says I may. [Refrain]

Source: Bible Study Songs: for junior societies, junior and primary Sunday schools #103

Author: Julia H. Johnston

Julia Harriet Johnston, who was born on Jan. 21, 1849, at Salineville, OH, in Columbiana County. Her father was a minister and he mother was a poet. She began writing when she was nine years old but really started writing verse in high school. She lived in Peoria, Ill. Dianne Shapiro, from "The Singers and Their Songs: sketches of living gospel hymn writers" by Charles Hutchinson Gabriel (Chicago: The Rodeheaver Company, 1916) Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: The Lord is my shepherd; little lambs
Author: Julia H. Johnston
Source: Bible Study Songs, by Bertha F. Vella and Daniel. B. Towner (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1899)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: O loving Shepherd
Copyright: Public Domain


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