Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear meAuthor: Mary Lundie Duncan (1839)
Published in 395 hymnals
1 Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me;
Bless Thy little lamb to-night:
Through the darkness be Thou near me,
Keep me safe till morning light.
2 All this day Thy hand has led me,
And I thank Thee for Thy care;
Thou hast warmed me, clothed and fed me;
Listen to my evening prayer!
3 Let my sins be all forgiven;
Bless the friends I love so well:
Take us all at last to heaven,
Happy there with Thee to dwell.
Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871
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)
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|SHIPSTON||Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me||Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #55||1985|