375. 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 Confused 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, 1821-77 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87 Iambic
Language: English
Publication Date: 1993
Topic: Redeemer
Tune Information
Meter: 87 87 Iambic
Key: D Major
Source: Irish melody, c. 18th century, alt.

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