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Great Shepherd Who Leadest Thy people in Love

Representative Text

1 Great shepherd who leadest thy people in love,
'mid cherubim dwelling, shine thou from above;
in might come and save us, thy people restore,
and we shall be saved when thy face shines once more.

2 O haste, Lord, to hear us and pity our woes,
affliction our portion, despised by our foes.
O Lord God Almighty, in mercy restore,
and we shall be saved when thy face shines once more.

3 A place for thy people thou, Lord, didst prepare,
thy vine deeply rooted rewarded thy care;
its branches, like cedars, majestic and free,
spread over the mountains from river to sea.

4 Thy vineyard no longer thy tender care knows,
defenseless, the victim and spoil of her foes;
O turn, we beseech thee, all glory is thine,
look down in thy mercy and visit thy vine.

5 The branch of thy planting is burned and cut down,
brought nigh to destruction because of thy frown;
the man of thy right hand with wisdom endue,
the son of man strengthen thy pleasure to do.

6 When thou shalt revive us, thy name we will praise,
and nevermore, turning, depart from thy ways;
O Lord God Almighty, in mercy restore,
and we shall be saved when thy face shines once more.

Source: Trinity Psalter Hymnal #80B

Text Information

First Line: Great Shepherd who leadest Thy people in love
Title: Great Shepherd Who Leadest Thy people in Love
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain


GORDON (Gordon)

In 1870 Featherstone's text came to the attention of Adoniram J. Gordon (b. New Hampton, NH, 1836; d. Boston, MA, 1895), an evangelical preacher who was compiling a new Baptist hymnal. Because he was unhappy with the existing melody for this text, Gordon composed this tune; as he wrote, "in a moment…

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[O Thou Who the Shepherd of Israel art] (Jackson)


Ira David Sankey (b. Edinburgh, PA, 1840; d. Brooklyn, NY, 1908) composed HIDING IN THEE (also known as SANKEY) and first published it in Welcome Tidings (1887), compiled by Lowry, Doane (PHH 473), and Sankey. It was set to the text "O Safe to the Rock That Is Higher than I." The four lines of HIDIN…

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The Cyber Hymnal #2059
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