Faithful Shepherd, feed me


Faithful Shepherd, feed me
in the pastures green;
Faithful Shepherd, lead me
where thy steps are seen.

Hold me fast, and guide me
in the narrow way;
so, with thee beside me,
I shall never stray.

Daily bring me nearer
to the heavenly shore;
may thy love grow dearer,
may I love thee more.

Hallow every pleasure,
sanctify my pain;
be thyself my treasure,
though none else I gain.

Give me joy or sadness,
this be all my care,
that eternal gladness
I with thee may share.

Day by day prepare me
as thou seest best,
then let angels bear me
to thy promised rest.


Words: Thomas Benson Pollock (1836-1896), 1868

Music: Pastor pastorum (Philipp Friedrich Silcher, 1789-1860, also known as Gott ein Vater or Silcher)

Meter: 65 65

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874      
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins)      
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 730 Pastor pastorum  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885 427 Pastor pastorum  
The Hymnal Companion, 1890      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein)      
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter)      
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 587 Claudia  
The English Hymnal, 1906      
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 695 Jesus, tender Savior, St. Wystan  
The Hymnal 1916 357 Clewer  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 Children's 018 St. Wystan  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 610 Pastor pastorum  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
631 St. Wystan  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925      
Songs of Praise, 1925      
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931      
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 711 Jesus, tender Savior, St. Wystan  
The Hymnal 1940      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 415 Pastor pastorum  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955      
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 495 Pastor pastorum  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965      
The Hymn Book 1971      
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977      
The Hymnal 1982      
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983      
The New English Hymnal, 1985 282 Pastor pastorum  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 029 Pastor pastorum Text modernized
Church Family Worship, 1988 571 Pastor pastorum  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 117 Pastor pastorum  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998      
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999      
Sing Glory, 1999 498 Pastor pastorum  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000      
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000      
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 156 Pastor pastorum  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 644 Pastor pastorum  

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