Jesus is our Shepherd, wiping every tear

Jesus is our Shepherd, wiping every tear

Author: Hugh Stowell
Published in 78 hymnals

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1 Jesus is our Shepherd,
Wiping ev'ry tear;
Folded in his bosom,
What have we to fear?
Only let me follow
Whither he doth lead,
To the thirsty desert,
Or the dewy mead,
To the thirsty desert,
Or the dewy mead.

2 Jesus is our Shepherd,
Well we know his voice;
How its gentlest whisper
Makes our heart rejoice!
Even when he chideth,
Tender is his tone;
None but he shall guide us,
We are his alone,
None but he shall guide us,
We are his alone.

3 Jesus is our Shepherd,
With his goodness now,
And his tender mercy,
He doth us endow:
Let us sing his praises
With a gladsome heart,
Till in heaven we meet him,
Nevermore to part,
Till in heaven we meet him,
Nevermore to part.

Source: The Golden Sheaf: a collection of choice hymns and songs especially designed for Sunday schools, loyal worker's meetings, prayer and social services (Enl. ed.) #86

Author: Hugh Stowell

Stowell, Hugh, an able and popular minister of the Church of England, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man, December 3, 1799. He graduated at Oxford in 1822, and took holy orders the following year. He held various offices in his Church; became rector at Salford in 1831; was appointed honorary Canon of Chester Cathedral in 1845, and later Rural Dean of Eccles. He published several volumes. He also edited a book of hymns: A Selection of Psalms and Hymns Suited to the Services of the Church of England, 1831. To the several editions of this book most of his hymns were contributed. He died at Safford October 8, 1865. From every stormy wind that blows 495 Lord of all power and might 206 Hymn Writers of the Church, 1915 by Charles Nutter… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus is our Shepherd, wiping every tear
Author: Hugh Stowell

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