424. Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless

1 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Your chosen pilgrim flock
With manna in the wilderness,
With water from the rock.

2 Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak,
As you when here below,
Our souls the joys celestial seek
Which from thy sorrows flow.

3 We would not live by bread alone,
But by that Word of grace,
In strength of which we travel on
To our abiding place.

4 Be known to us in breaking bread,
But do not then depart;
Saviour, abide with us, and spread
Your table in our heart.

5 There sup with us in love Divine;
Your body and your blood,
That living bread, that heav'nly wine,
Be our immortal food.

Text Information
First Line: Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Title: Shepherd of Souls, Refresh and Bless
Author (st. 1-3): Anonymous
Author (stanzas 4-5): James Montgomery (1825; mod.)
Publication Date: 1990
Meter: C.M.
Scripture: Matthew 4:4; Luke 24:30-35; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4
Topic: Abiding in Christ; Christ: Shepherd
Language: English
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1866)
Meter: C.M.
Key: G Major

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