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 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.
|First Line:||The King of love my shepherd is|
|Paraphraser:||Henry Williams Baker, 1821-1877|
|Name:||DOMINUS REGIT ME|
|Composer:||John Bacchus Dykes, 1821-1877|
|Composer (desc.):||David Willcocks, b. 1919|
|Key:||G Major or modal|
|Copyright:||Descant by permission of Oxford University Press.|