We'll sing of the Shepherd that died

We'll sing of the Shepherd that died

Author: Thomas Kelly
Published in 5 hymnals

Audio files: MIDI

Representative Text

1 We’ll sing of the Shepherd that died,
That died for the sake of the flock;
His love to the utmost was tired,
But firmly endured as a rock.

2 When blood from a victim must flow,
This shepherd by pity was led
To stand between us and the foe,
And willingly died in our stead.

3 Our song, then, forever shall be
Of the Shepherd who gave Himself thus;
No subject’s so glorious as He,
No theme so affecting to us.

4 Of Him and His love will we sing,
His praises our tongues shall employ,
Till heavenly anthems we bring
In yonder bright regions of joy.

Source: Evangelistic Songs #56

Author: Thomas Kelly

Kelly, Thomas, B.A., son of Thomas Kelly, a Judge of the Irish Court of Common Pleas, was born in Dublin, July 13, 1769, and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was designed for the Bar, and entered the Temple, London, with that intention; but having undergone a very marked spiritual change he took Holy Orders in 1792. His earnest evangelical preaching in Dublin led Archbishop Fowler to inhibit him and his companion preacher, Rowland Hill, from preaching in the city. For some time he preached in two unconsecrated buildings in Dublin, Plunket Street, and the Bethesda, and then, having seceded from the Established Church, he erected places of worship at Athy, Portarlington, Wexford, &c, in which he conducted divine worship and preached. H… Go to person page >

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First Line: We'll sing of the Shepherd that died
Author: Thomas Kelly

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Instances (1 - 5 of 5)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Evangelistic Songs #56TextAudioPage Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth #221Page Scan
Hymns of Grace and Truth. 2nd ed. #d360
Hymns of Truth and Praise #100
Hymns of Worship and Remembrance #d315
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