To praise our Shepherd's care

To praise our Shepherd's care

Author: William Henry Havergal, 1793 - 1870
Published in 13 hymnals

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1 To praise our Shepherd's care,
His wisdom, love, and might,
Your loudest, loftiest songs prepare,
And bid the world unite.

2 Supremely good and great,
He tends his blood-bought fold;
He stoops, though throned in highest state,
The feeblest to uphold.

3 He hears the least complaint;
He sees them when they roam;
And if his weakest lamb should faint,
His bosom bears it home.

4 Kind Shepherd of the sheep,
A weakly flock are we,
And snares and foes are nigh; but keep
The lambs who look to thee.

Source: The Seventh-Day Adventist Hymn and Tune Book: for use in divine worship #763

Author: William Henry Havergal, 1793 - 1870

Havergal, William Henry, M.A, son of William Havergal, was born at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, 1793, and was educated at St. Edmund's Hall, Oxford (B.A. 1815, M.A. 1819). On taking Holy Orders he became in 1829 Rector of Astley, Worcestershire; in 1842, Rector of St. Nicholas, Worcester; and in 1860, Rector of Shareshill, near Wolverhampton. He was also Hon. Canon in Worcester Cathedral from 1845. He died April 18, 1870. His hymns, about 100 in all, were in many instances written for special services in his own church, and printed as leaflets. Several were included in W. Carus Wilson's Book of General Psalmody, 1840 (2nd ed., 1842); and in Metrical Psalms & Hymns for Singing in Churches, Worcester, Deighton, 1849, commonly known as the W… Go to person page >

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First Line: To praise our Shepherd's care
Author: William Henry Havergal, 1793 - 1870
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain



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