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;
Savior, 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|