1 Such perfect love my Shepherd shows,
whose goodness fails me never,
Whose hand all things I need bestows
and watches me forever.
2 Where streams of living water flow,
my loving Shepherd leads me,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
with food from heaven feeds me.
3 When vain and foolish oft I strayed,
you, faithful Shepherd, sought me,
And on your shoulder gently laid,
then home rejoicing brought me.
4 I do not fear death's shadowed vale
when you are here beside me;
Your rod and staff and strength prevail
to comfort and to guide me.
5 You spread a table in my sight,
your gifts of grace bestowing;
And from your chalice I delight
to taste your mercy 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.
|First Line:||Such perfect love my Shepherd shows|
|Title:||Such Perfect Love My Shepherd Shows|
|Author:||Henry W. Baker (1868, alt.)|
|Topic:||Easter Season; Jesus Christ: Shepherd; Trust(4 more...)|
|Notes:||Alternate tune: ST. COLUMBA|
|Name:||DOMINUS REGIT ME|
|Composer:||John B. Dykes (1858)|
|Key:||G Major or modal|