How great the bliss to be a sheep of JesusAuthor: C. I. LaTrobe
Tune: AGNUS CHRISTI
Published in 11 hymnals
Audio files: MIDI
1 How great the bliss to be a sheep of Jesus,
and to be guided by his shepherd-staff!
Earth’s greatest honors, howsoe’er they please us,
compared to this are vain and empty chaff.
Yea, what this world can never give,
may, through the Shepherd’s grace, each needy sheep receive.
2 Here is a pasture, rich and never failing,
here living waters in abundance flow;
none can conceive the grace with them prevailing,
who Jesus’ shepherd-voice obey and know.
He banishes all fear and strife,
and leads them gently on to everlasting life.
3 Whoe’er would spend his days in lasting pleasure
must come to Christ and join his flock with speed;
here is a feast prepared, rich beyond measure,
the world meanwhile on empty husks must feed.
Those souls may share in ev'ry good
whose Shepherd does possess the treasuries of God.
Source: Moravian Book of Worship #593
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|Moravian Book of Worship #593||How Great the Bliss to Be a Sheep of Jesus||How great the bliss to be a sheep of Jesus||AGNUS CHRISTI||Johann Jakob Rambach; Christian Ignatius Latrobe||188.8.131.52.8.12.||Psalm 23; Isaiah 40:11; John 10:11-16||1995||Gifts of the Spirit | ; Christian nurture | ; Joy | ; Life in Christ ||