Come dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep

Come dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep

Author: John Mason
Published in 37 hymnals

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1 Come, dearest Lord, and feed thy sheep,
On this sweet day of rest;
O bless this flock, and make this fold
Enjoy a heavenly rest.

2 Welcome, and precious to my soul,
Are these sweet days of love;
But what a Sabbath shall I keep,
When I shall rest above!

3 I come, I wait, I hear, I pray,
Thy footsteps, Lord, I trace,
Here, in thine own appointed way,
I wait to see thy face.

4 These are the sweet and precious days
On which my Lord I've seen;
And oft, when feasting on his word,
In raptures I have been.

5 O if my soul, when death appears,
In this sweet frame be found:
I'd clasp my Saviour in my arms,
And leave this earthly ground.

6 I long for that delightful hour,
when from this clay undrest,
I shall be cloth'd in robes divine,
And made for ever blest.


Source: Hymns, Selected and Original: for public and private worship (1st ed.) #627

Author: John Mason

Mason, John. The known facts of his life are scanty. He was the son of a Dissenting Minister, and the grandfather of John Mason, the author of A Treatise on Self-Knowledge. He was educated at Strixton School, Northants, and Clare Hall, Cambridge. After taking his M.A., he became Curate of Isham; and in 1668, Vicar of Stantonbury, Bucks. A little more than five years afterwards he was appointed Rector of Water-Stratford. Here he composed the volume containing The Songs of Praise, his paraphrase of The Song of Solomon, and the Poem on Dives and Lazarus, with which Shepherd's Penitential Cries was afterwards bound up. This volume passed through twenty editions. Besides the Songs of Praise, it contains six Penitential Cries by Mason, and it i… Go to person page >

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A Baptist Hymn Book, Designed Especially for the Regular Baptist Church and All Lovers of Truth #d123
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A New Selection of Psalms, Hymns and Spiritual Songs: from the best authors; designed for the use of conference meetings, private circles, and congregations (21st ed. with an appendix) #330Page Scan
A New Selection of Seven Hundred Evangelical Hymns ... intended as a Supplement to Dr. Watts's Psalms and Tunes #544Page Scan
A Selection of Favorite Conference Hymns with Historical Sketches of Church History: through every century of the Christian Era #70Page Scan
A Selection of Hymns, from the Best Authors, Designed as a Supplement to Dr. Watts' Psalms and Hymns #d89
Better Than Pearls: sacred songs expressly adapted for gospel meetings #126Page Scan
Christ in Song #d82
Christ in Song: for all religious services nearly one thousand best gospel hymns, new and old with responsive scripture readings (Rev. and Enl.) #433Page Scan
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Hymns of Worship: Designed for Use Especially in the Lecture Room, the Prayer Meeting and the Family #53Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship #627Page Scan
Hymns, Selected and Original, for Public and Private Worship, published by General Synod for the Evangelical Lutheran Church. 68th ed. (8th rev. ed.) #d109
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Hymns: original and selected, for public and private worship in the Evangelical Lutheran Church (16th rev. ed.) #627Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (4th ed. 3rd rev. ed.) #627Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (30th ed.) #627Page Scan
Hymns: selected and original, for public and private worship (60th ed., 1st rev. ed.) #627Page Scan
Plymouth Collection of Hymns and Tunes; for the use of Christian Congregations #28Page Scan
Primitive Baptist Hymn and Tune book #d61
Psalms and Hymns, for the Use of the German Reformed Church, in the United States of America. (2nd ed.) #345Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn and Tune Book: being "The Plymouth Collection" enlarged and adapted to the use of Baptist churches #28Page Scan
The Baptist Hymn Book: original and selected: in two parts #437Page Scan
The Baptist Praise Book #51Page Scan
The People's Hymnal: for use in public and social worship #45Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Catechism, Confession of Faith, and Liturgy, of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #38bPage Scan
The Psalms and Hymns, with the Doctrinal Standards and Liturgy of the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church in North America #H214Page Scan
The Psalms and Hymns: with the catechism, confession of faith and liturgy of the Reformed Dutch Church in North America #38bPage Scan
The Reformed Church Hymnal: with tunes #116Page Scan
The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #229Page Scan
The Song Evangel #d32
The Southern Psalmist #d113
The Southern Psalmist. New ed. #d121



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