749. The King of Love

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 ransomed soul he's leading,
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feeding.

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,
Your saving grace bestowing;
And oh, what transport of 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
Author: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877 (alt.)
Meter: 87 87
Language: English
Publication Date: 2015
Topic: Love
Tune Information
Harmonizer: Charles V. Stanford, 1852-1924
Meter: 87 87
Key: D Major
Source: Traditional Irish melody

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