Our Shepherd Leads with Gentle Hand

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1 Yes, our Shepherd leads with gentle hand,
Thro’ the dark pilgrim land,
His flock so dearly bought,
So long and fondly sought.

Hallelujah! Hallelujah!
Hallelujah! Amen.

2 When in clouds and mists the weak ones stray,
He again shows the way,
And points to them afar
A bright and guiding star. [Refrain]

3 Tenderly He watches from on high,
With an unwearied eye,
He comforts and sustains,
In all their fears and pains. [Refrain]

4 Thro’ the weary desert He will guide;
To the green fountain side;
Thro’ the dark and stormy night,
To everlasting light. [Refrain]

5 Yes! the little flock is ne’er forgot,
His mercy changes not;
Their home is safe above,
Within His arms of love. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #14656

Author: Friedrich Adolph Krummacher

Krummacher, Friedrich Adolf, was a native of Tecklenburg, Westphalia, where his father, Friedrich Jacob Krummacher was Burgomaster and Hoffiscal. He was baptized there, July 22, 1767, and apparently born July 13, 1767. In 1786 he entered the University of Lingen (since 1819 ranked as a Gymnasium), and in 1787 that of Halle. After concluding his theological studies in 1789, he was for some time tutor in the family of Senator Meyer in Bremen; was then appointed, in 1790, Conrector of the Gymnasium at Hamm, and in 1793 Rector of the Gymnasium at Mors (Meurs), near Düsseldorf. In the end of 1800 he became Professor of Theology and Eloquence at the Reformed University of Duisburg. When, after the battle of Jena (Oct. 14, 1806), Duisburg was tak… Go to person page >

Author: Jane L. Borthwick

Miss Jane Borthwick, the translator of this hymn and many others, is of Scottish family. Her sister (Mrs. Eric Findlater) and herself edited "Hymns from the Land of Luther" (1854). She also wrote "Thoughts for Thoughtful Hours (1859), and has contributed numerous poetical pieces to the "Family Treasury," under the signature "H.L.L." --Annotations of the Hymnal, Charles Hutchins, M.A. 1872.… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: Yes, our Shepherd leads with gentle hand
Title: Our Shepherd Leads with Gentle Hand
Original Language: German
Author: Friedrich Adolph Krummacher
Author: Jane L. Borthwick
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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