Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless

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1 Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Thy chosen pilgrim flock,
With manna in the wilderness,
With water from the rock.

2 Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak,
As Thou when here below,
Our souls the joys celestial seek
Which from Thy sorrows flow.

3 We would not live by bread alone,
But by that word of grace,
In strength of which we travel on
To our abiding place.

4 Be known to us in breaking bread,
But do not then depart;
Saviour, abide with us, and spread
Thy table in our heart.

5 Lord, sup with us in love divine;
Thy body and Thy blood,
That living bread, that heavenly wine,
Be our immortal food.

Hymnal: according to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America, 1871

Author (st. 4, 5): James Montgomery

Montgomery, James, son of John Montgomery, a Moravian minister, was born at Irvine, Ayrshire, Nov. 4, 1771. In 1776 he removed with his parents to the Moravian Settlement at Gracehill, near Ballymena, county of Antrim. Two years after he was sent to the Fulneck Seminary, Yorkshire. He left Fulneck in 1787, and entered a retail shop at Mirfield, near Wakefield. Soon tiring of that he entered upon a similar situation at Wath, near Rotherham, only to find it quite as unsuitable to his taste as the former. A journey to London, with the hope of finding a publisher for his youthful poems ended in failure; and in 1792 he was glad to leave Wath for Shefield to join Mr. Gales, an auctioneer, bookseller, and printer of the Sheffield Register newspap… Go to person page >

Author (st. 1, 2, 3): Anonymous

In some hymnals, the editors noted that a hymn's author is unknown to them, and so this artificial "person" entry is used to reflect that fact. Obviously, the hymns attributed to "Author Unknown" "Unknown" or "Anonymous" could have been written by many people over a span of many centuries. Go to person page >


ST. AGNES (Dykes)

John B. Dykes (PHH 147) composed ST. AGNES for [Jesus the Very Thought of Thee]. Dykes named the tune after a young Roman Christian woman who was martyred in A.D. 304 during the reign of Diocletian. St. Agnes was sentenced to death for refusing to marry a nobleman to whom she said, "I am already eng…

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Common Praise (1998) #85Text
Gather (3rd ed.) #910
Gather Comprehensive #829Page Scan
Gather Comprehensive #840TextPage Scan
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #818
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #343Text
Hymns Old and New (Rev. and Enl.) #671
Moravian Book of Worship #411TextPage Scan
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #755Page Scan
Small Church Music #3341Audio
The Cyber Hymnal #6235TextScoreAudio
Trinity Hymnal (Rev. ed.) #424TextPage Scan
Worship (4th ed.) #941
Worship: a hymnal and service book for Roman Catholics (3rd ed.) #728
Include 71 pre-1979 instances