The King of Love My Shepherd Is   14 comments

Image Source = Toby Hudson

Hymn Author = The Reverend Henry Williams Baker, Church of England, 1868

Hymn Source = Common Service Book (1917), of the United Lutheran Church in America


1.  The King of love my Shepherd is,

Whose goodness faileth never;

I nothing lack if I am His

And He is mine forever.

2.  Where streams of living water flow

My ransomed soul he leadeth,

And, where the verdant pastures grow

With food celestial feedeth.

3.  Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

But yet in love He sought me,

And on His shoulder gently laid,

And home, rejoicing, brought me.

4.  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.

5.  Thou spread’st a table in my sight;

Thy unction grace bestoweth;

And O, what transport of delight

From thy pure chalice floweth!

6.  And so through all the length of days

Thy goodness faileth never;

Good Shepherd!  may I sing Thy praise

Within Thy house for ever.

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