197. The King of Love My Shepherd Is

1 The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine forever.

2 Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And, where the verdant pastures grow,
With food celestial feedeth.

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 And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd! I would sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

Text Information
First Line: The King of love my Shepherd is
Title: The King of Love My Shepherd Is
Author: H. W. Baker (1821-1877) (1868)
Publication Date: 1985
Topic: Jesus Christ: Love of Christ for Us
Tune Information
Composer: John B. Dykes (1823-1876) (1868)
Incipit: 35433 22155 67132
Key: G Major or modal
Notes: Alternate tune, ST. COLUMBA, No. 639

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