552. The King of Love my Shepherd Is

1 The King of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness fails me never;
I nothing lack if I am his,
and he is mine forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow,
my Savior gently leads me,
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feeds me.

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 you, dear Lord, beside me,
your rod and staff my comfort still,
your cross before to guide me.

5 You spread a table in my sight,
a banquet here bestowing;
your oil of welcome, my delight;
my cup is overflowing!

6 And so through all the length of days
your goodness fails me never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing your praise
within your 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, 1821-1877 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2021
Scripture: ; ; ;
Topic: Good Shepherd
Copyright: Public Domain
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87
Key: E♭ Major
Source: Irish, 18th cent.; Setting: The English Hymnal, 1906, alt.
Copyright: Public Domain

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