Jesus, great Shepherd of the sheep

Jesus, great Shepherd of the sheep

Author: Charles Wesley
Tune: OLWELL
Published in 124 hymnals

Author: Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley, M.A. was the great hymn-writer of the Wesley family, perhaps, taking quantity and quality into consideration, the great hymn-writer of all ages. Charles Wesley was the youngest son and 18th child of Samuel and Susanna Wesley, and was born at Epworth Rectory, Dec. 18, 1707. In 1716 he went to Westminster School, being provided with a home and board by his elder brother Samuel, then usher at the school, until 1721, when he was elected King's Scholar, and as such received his board and education free. In 1726 Charles Wesley was elected to a Westminster studentship at Christ Church, Oxford, where he took his degree in 1729, and became a college tutor. In the early part of the same year his religious impressions were much deepene… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, great Shepherd of the sheep
Author: Charles Wesley

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Jesu, Shepherd of the sheep, Thou Thy flock, &c. W. Hammond. [The Good Shepherd.] First published in his Psalms, Hymns & Sacred Songs, 1745, p. 78, in 11 stanzas of 4 lines, and entitled "Christ the Shepherd." In 1783 R. Hill gave 8 stanzas in his Psalms & Hymns, as No. 49, beginning:—

"Jesus, Shepherd of the sheep,
Gracious is Thine arm to keep."

This was repeated in later collections. In Cotterill's Psalms & Hymns, 1810-1819, another arrangement from Hammond as:—

“Jesus, Shepherd of the sheep,
owerful is Thine arm to keep."

This is usually confounded with R. Hill's arrangement of Hammond's text. It is, however, a distinct cento.

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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