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Hymn: Jesus great shepherd of thy sheep (FL)

Hymnal: The Christian Psalmist

Date: 1850

Compiler: Silas W Leonard and A D Fillmore

Publisher/Printer: S W Leonard

First Line: Jesus great shepherd of thy sheep

Topic: <no topic given>

Writer: <no first name given> <no last name given>


Meter: CM


Hymn Number: 68

Page Number: 093, click to see hymnal pages


JESUS, great Shepherd of thy sheep,

To thee for help we fly,

Thy little flock in safety keep;

For O! the wolf is nigh.

He comes, he hellish malice full,

To scatter, tear, and slay;

He seizes every straggling soul,

As his own lawful prey.

Us into thy protection take,

And gather with thy arm;

Unless thy fold we first forsake,

The wolf can never harm.

We laugh to scorn his cruel power,

While by our Shepherd's side;

The sheep he never can devour,

Unless he first divide.

O do not suffer him to part

The souls that here agree;

But make us of one mind and heart,

And keep us one in thee!

Together let us sweetly live,

Together let us die;

And each a starry crown receive,

And reign in worlds on high!