The King of love my Shepherd is


The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine for ever.

Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul he leadeth,
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
but yet in love He sought me,
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death's dark vale I fear no ill
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spread'st a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and O what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days
thy goodness faileth never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house for ever.


Words: Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877), 1868

MIDI: St. Columba

Meter: 87 87

Hymnal, Year Number Tunes Other comments
Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1861-1874 330 Dominus regit me  
The Anglican Hymn Book, 1868       
The Sarum Hymnal, 1869      
The Church Hymnal, 1871 (Hall & Whiteley) 464 Dominus regit me, Shepherd  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Goodrich & Gilbert) 464 Bloomingdale  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Tucker & Rousseau) 464 Dominus regit me  
The Church Hymnal, 1874 (Hutchins) 464 Dominus regit me  
Church Hymns with Tunes, 1874 512 Aberdeen  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1874 295 Lorraine (Was mein Gott will)  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Standard, 1875-1924 197 Dominus regit me  
A Church of England Hymn Book, 1879      
The Universal Hymn Book, 1885      
The Hymnal Companion, 1890 451 Dominus regit me  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Darlington) 412 Dominus regit me  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Parker) 412 Dominus regit me  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Hutchins) 412 Dominus regit me, King of Love  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Tucker & Rousseau) 412 Dominus regit me, Shepherd  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Helfenstein) 412 Dominus regit me  
The Church Hymnal, Revised and Enlarged, 1892 (Messiter) 412 Dominus regit me  
The Yattendon Hymnal, 1900
     
Church Hymns, New Edition, 1903 556 Dominus regit me  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Edition, 1904 421 Dominus regit me, Wishford  
The English Hymnal, 1906 490 St. Columba  
The Book of Common Praise, 1908 630 Dominus regit me  
The Hymnal 1916 326 Dominus regit me  
Church Hymnal for the Christian Year, 1917 202 Dominus regit me  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1919 499 Dominus regit me  
Church Hymnal Revised, 1920
(Hutchins)
406 Dominus regit me  
The Oxford Hymn Book, 1925 156 Dominus regit me, Dyfrdwy  
Songs of Praise, 1925 366 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Songs of Praise, Enlarged Edition, 1931 654 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
The Book of Common Praise, 1938 539 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
The Hymnal 1940 345 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, Revised, 1950 197 Dominus regit me  
The Mirfield Mission Hymn Book, 1955 212 Wishford  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 1960 512 Dominus regit me  
Anglican Hymn Book, 1965 546 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
The Hymn Book 1971 132 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
The Australian Hymn Book / With One Voice, 1977 081 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
The Hymnal 1982 646, 645 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard, 1983 126 Dominus regit me  
The New English Hymnal, 1985 457 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Hymns for Today's Church, second edition, 1988 044 Dominus regit me, The Followers  
Church Family Worship, 1988 027 Dominus regit me, The Followers  
Hymns Old & New, New Anglican Edition, 1996 484 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Common Praise (The Anglican Church of Canada), 1998 520 Dominus regit me  
Together in Song: The Australian Hymn Book II, 1999 145 Dominus regit me  
Sing Glory, 1999 205 Dominus regit me  
Complete Mission Praise, 2000 649 Dominus regit me  
Common Praise: Hymns Ancient & Modern, 2000 589 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Hymns Old & New, Complete Anglican Edition, 2000 649 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  
Church Hymnal (Church of Ireland), 2000 020 Dominus regit me, St. Columba  

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