635. The King of Love My Shepherd Is

1 The King of love my shepherd is,
Whose goodness fails me never;
I nothing lack if I am his
And he is mine forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul he's leading,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feeding.

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 you, dear Lord, beside me,
Your rod and staff my comfort still,
Your cross before to guide me.

5 You spread a table in my sight;
Your saving grace bestowing;
And O what transport of delight
From hour pure chalice flowing!

6 And so through all the length of days
Your goodness fails me never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing your praise
Within your house forever.

Text Information
First Line: The King of love my shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
Publication Date: 1994
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Scripture: Psalm 23; Matthew 18:10-14; Luke 15:3-7; John 10
Topic: Shepherd
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. COLUMBA
Harmonizer: A. Gregory Murray, OSB, 1905-1992
Meter: 8 7 8 7
Key: D Major
Source: Gaelic
Copyright: Harmonization © Downside Abbey



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