171. 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 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 spreadest 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 forever.

Text Information
First Line: The King of love my Shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: Henry Williams Baker (1868)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Scripture: Psalm 23
Language: English
Tune Information
Name: ST. COLUMBA
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Ancient Irish melody



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