64. The King of Love My Shepherd Is

1 The King of love my Shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His
and He is mine forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow,
my ransomed soul He leadeth,
and, where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

3 Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love He sought me,
and on His shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

4 In death's dark vale I fear no ill
with Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
Thy cross before to guide me.

5 And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never:
good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
within Thy house forever.

Text Information
First Line: The King of love my Shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: Henry W. Baker (1868)
Language: English
Publication Date: 2010
Topic: God the Father: Sustainer; Assurance; Comfort (1 more...)
Tune Information
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Irish melody
Notes: Lower key, #469

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