1 Thou Shepherd of Israel divine,
The joy and desire of my heart,
For closer communion I pine,
I long to reside where Thou art:
The pasture I languish to find,
Where all, who their Shepherd obey,
Are fed, on Thy boson reclined,
And screened from the heat of the day.
2 Ah! show me that happiest place,
That place of Thy people's abode,
Where saints in an ecstasy gaze,
And hang on a crucified God!
Thy love for a sinner declare,
Thy passion and death on the tree;
My spirit to Calvary bear,
To suffer and triumph with Thee.
3 'Tis there with the lambs of Thy flock,
There only I covet to rest,
To lie at the foot of the Rock,
Or rise to be hid in Thy breast;
'Tis there I would always abide,
And never a moment depart;
Concealed in the cleft of Thy side,
Eternally held in Thy heart.
Source: Book of Worship with Hymns and Tunes #431
|Instances (1 - 3 of 3)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #750a||Thou Shepherd of Israel||Thou Shepherd of Israel||SHEPHERD||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Hymns and Psalms: a Methodist and ecumenical hymn book #750b||Thou Shepherd of Israel||Thou Shepherd of Israel||TREWEN||Charles Wesley||1983|
|Small Church Music #7026||Thou Shepherd of Israel, and mine||Thou Shepherd of Israel, and mine||SHEPHERD||188.8.131.52.D|