23E. Such Perfect Love My Shepherd Shows

1 Such perfect love my Shepherd shows,
whose goodness fails me never,
whose hand all things I need bestows
and watches me forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow,
my loving Shepherd leads me,
and where the verdant pastures grow
with food from heaven feeds me.

3 When vain and foolish I have strayed,
you, faithful Shepherd, sought me,
and on your shoulder gently laid,
then home, rejoicing, brought me.

4 I do not fear death's shadowed vale
when you are here beside me;
your rod and staff and strength prevail
to comfort and to guide me.

5 You spread a table in my sight,
your gifts of grace bestowing;
and from your chalice I delight
to taste your mercy 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: Such perfect love my Shepherd shows
Title: Such Perfect Love My Shepherd Shows
Author: Henry Williams Baker (1868)
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Assurance; Blessing; Church Year: All Saints' Day (42 more...)
Notes: Alternate tune: ST. COLUMBA
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes, 1823-1876 (1868)
Key: G Major

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