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.
|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.)|
|Scripture:||Matthew 4:4; Luke 24:30-35; 1 Corinthians 10:1-4|
|Topic:||Abiding in Christ; Christ: Shepherd|