Loving Shepherd of thy sheep
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep,
keep us all, in safety keep;
nothing can thy power withstand,
none can pluck us from thy hand.
Loving Savior, thou didst give
thine own life that we might live,
bought with blood and bought for thee,
thine, and only thine, we'd be.
We would praise thee every day,
gladly all thy will obey,
like thy blessèd ones above
happy in thy precious love.
Loving Shepherd, ever near,
teach us all thy voice to hear,
suffer not our steps to stray
from the straight and narrow way.
Where thou leadest we would go,
walking in thy steps below,
till before our Father's throne
we shall know as we are known.
Words: Jane E. Leeson, 1842
Meter: 77 77
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