Loving Shepherd of thy sheepAuthor: Jane Elizabeth Leeson
Published in 64 hymnals
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1 Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep,
Keep Thy lamb, in safety keep;
Nothing can Thy power withstand;
None can pluck me from Thy hand.
2 Loving Savior, Thou didst give
Thine own life that we might live;
And the hands outstretched to bless
Bear the cruel nails' impress.
3 We would praise Thee every day,
Gladly all Thy will obey,
Like Thy blessed ones above
Happy in Thy precious love.
4 Loving Shepherd, ever near,
Teach Thy lambs Thy voice to hear;
Suffer not our steps to stray
From the strait and narrow way.
5 Where Thou leadest we would go,
Walking in Thy steps below,
Till before our Father's throne
We shall know as we are known.
The Hymnal: revised and enlarged as adopted by the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America in the year of our Lord 1892
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Loving Shepherd of Thy sheep. Jane E. Leeson. [The Good Shepherd.] Published in her Hymns and Scenes of Childhood, 1842, No. 17, in 3 stanzas of 8 lines, and headed with the text "My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me," &c. In its original form it is not often found in modern hymn-books. In Hymns Ancient & Modern, 1875, and most other collections, lines 4-8 of stanza i. are omitted, thus forming a hymn of 5 stanzas of 4 lines. The omitted lines are:—
"Bought with blood, and bought for Thee,
Thine, and only Thine, I'd be,
Holy, harmless, humble, mild,
Jesus Christ's obedient child."
The Hymns Ancient & Modern text is the popular form of the hymn.
--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)
|Instances (1 - 11 of 11)||Title||First Line||Tune||Tune Key||Author||Meter||Scripture||Date||Subject||Source|
|Ancient and Modern: hymns and songs for refreshing worship #724||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||BUCKLAND||Jane Elizabeth Leeson (1809-1881)||77 77||Psalm 23:1-3; Isaiah 30:21; John 10:27-30||2013||Church Year | Good Friday; Discipleship | ; Future hope | ; Jesus | names and images for; Self-offering ||
|Church Family Worship #147||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||77 77||1988|
|Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #655||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||2000|
|Common Praise: A new edition of Hymns Ancient and Modern #517||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||BUCKLAND||Jane E. Leeson, 1809-1881||77 77||1 Corinthians 13:12; 1 Peter 2:21; John 10:14-16; John 10:27-29; John 20:20; Matthew 7:13-14; Psalm 145:2||2000||Proper 19 | Year C|
|Complete Anglican Hymns Old and New #443||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||2000|
|Complete Mission Praise #888||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||77 77||2000|
|Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #134||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||77 77||1983|
|Hymns for Today's Church (2nd ed.) #305||Loving Shepherd of your sheep||Loving Shepherd of your sheep||BUCKLAND||Jane Leeson (1809-1881)||7 7 7 7||John 10:11-30||1987||God's World | Marriage, Home, and Children; Easter 2 | The Good Shepherd; Pentecost 14 | The Family|
|Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #495||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||BUCKLAND||Jane E. Leeson||2008|
|Hymns Old and New: New Anglican #325||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||Loving Shepherd of thy sheep||77 77||1996|
|The Cyber Hymnal #4029||Loving Shepherd of Thy Sheep||Loving shepherd of Thy sheep||BUCKAND||Jane E. Leeson||77.77||<cite>Hymns & Scenes of Childhood</cite>, 1842|