Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear meAuthor: Mary Lundie Duncan (1839)
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1 Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me,
Bless Thy little lamb tonight;
Through the darkness be Thou near me,
Watch my sleep till morning light.
2 All this day Thy hand has led me,
And I thank Thee for Thy care;
Thou hast clothed me, warmed and fed me,
Listen to my evening prayer.
3 Let my sins be all forgiven,
Bless the friends I love so well;
Take me, when I die, to heaven,
Happy there with Thee to dwell.
Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me. Mary Duncan, née Lundie. [Child's Evening Hymn.] This beautiful little hymn was composed for her children in 1839, and first published in 3 stanzas of 4 lines in her Memoir, 1841 (edition 1843, p. 311). It is No. 3 in her Rhymes for my Children, 1842, entitled "An Evening Prayer." It has been included in England in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, the Hymnal Companion, 1876, and others; in America, in the Episcopal Hymn Book, 1871, the Evangelical Hymnal, N. Y., 1880, the Songs of Christian Praise, N. Y., 1881, and in other collections. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 6 of 6)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #367||Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||KINDER||Mary L. Duncan, 1814-1840||87 87||1994||Children's Hymns | ; Eternal Destiny | ; Evening Hymns ||
|Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #568||Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||M. L. Duncan, 1814-40||87 87||1996|
|Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #55||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||SHIPSTON||1985|
|Small Church Music #2883||Brocklesbury (Brocklesby)||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||BROCKLESBURY (BROCKLESBY)||Mary Lundie Duncan||126.96.36.199|
|Small Church Music #4333||Evening Prayer||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||EVENING PRAYER||Mary Lundie Duncan||188.8.131.52|
|The Cyber Hymnal #3443||Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||EVENING PRAYER (Stainer)||Mary L. Duncan|