462. The King of love my shepherd is

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

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 oh, what wonder and 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!

Text Information
First Line: The King of love my shepherd is
Author: Henry Williams Baker (1821-1877)
Publication Date: 2005
Meter: 87 87
Scripture: Psalm 23; Luke 9:22-23; Luke 15:5
Topic: Life in Christ: Christ Risen - Reign and Priesthood; God: protection of; Jesus: names and images for1 more...
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: DOMINUS REGIT ME
Composer: John Bacchus Dykes (1823-1876)
Meter: 87 87
Key: G Major or modal



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