Ye little flock, whom Jesus feeds

Ye little flock, whom Jesus feeds

Author: Philip Doddridge
Published in 53 hymnals

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Representative Text

1 Ye little flock, whom Jesus feeds,
Dismiss your anxious cares;
Look to the Shepherd of your souls,
And smile away your fears.

2 Though wolves and lions prowl around,
His staff is your defense;
'Midst sands and rocks your Shepherd's voice
Calls streams and pastures thence.

3 Your Father will a Kingdom give,
And give it with delight;
His feeblest child his love shall call
To triumph in his sight.

4 Ten thousand praises, Lord, we bring
For sure supports like these;
And o'er the pious dead we sing
Thy living promises.

5 For all we hope, and they enjoy,
We bless a Savior's name;
Nor shall that stroke disturb the songs,
Which breaks this mortal frame.

The Christian's duty, exhibited in a series of hymns, 1791

Author: Philip Doddridge

Philip Doddridge (b. London, England, 1702; d. Lisbon, Portugal, 1751) belonged to the Non-conformist Church (not associated with the Church of England). Its members were frequently the focus of discrimination. Offered an education by a rich patron to prepare him for ordination in the Church of England, Doddridge chose instead to remain in the Non-conformist Church. For twenty years he pastored a poor parish in Northampton, where he opened an academy for training Non-conformist ministers and taught most of the subjects himself. Doddridge suffered from tuberculosis, and when Lady Huntington, one of his patrons, offered to finance a trip to Lisbon for his health, he is reputed to have said, "I can as well go to heaven from Lisbon as from Nort… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Ye little flock, whom Jesus feeds
Author: Philip Doddridge
Language: English

Tune

DUNDEE (Ravenscroft)

DUNDEE first appeared in the 1615 edition of the Scottish Psalter published in Edinburgh by Andro Hart. Called a "French" tune (thus it also goes by the name of FRENCH), DUNDEE was one of that hymnal's twelve "common tunes"; that is, it was not associated with a specific psalm. In the Psalter Hymnal…

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ELIZABETHTOWN (Kingsley)


THE SHEPHERD'S FLOCK


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