690. 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
With gentle care he leads me,
And where the verdant pastures grow,
With heav'nly food he feeds me.

3 Perverse and foolish I have 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,
Your saving grace bestowing;
And O what joy and true delight
From your pure chalice flowing!

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 Williams Baker, 1821-1877 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2012
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Topic: Comfort; Good Shepherd; Love of God for Us (10 more...)
Tune Information
Arranger: Randall DeBruyn, b. 1947
Meter: 87 87
Key: D Major
Source: Trad. Irish melody
Copyright: Arr. © 1990, OCP

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