23C. The King of love my shepherd is

Author: Henry W Baker (1821-77)

The king of love my shepherd is,
whose goodness fails me never;
I nothing lack if I am his
and he is mine for ever.

2. Where streams of living waters flow,
a ransomed soul, he leads me;
and where the richest pastures grow,
with food from heaven feeds me.

3. Perverse and foolish I have strayed,
but in his love he sought me;
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

4. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
with you, dear Lord, beside me;
your rod and staff my comfort still,
your cross before to guide me.

5. You spread a banquet in my sight
of grace beyond all knowing;
and O, the wonder and delight
from your pure chalice 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 for ever!

Scriptures: Psalms 23, Psalms 95:7, Psalms 100:3, Psalms 119:176, Jeremiah 2:6, Jeremiah 23:3, Jeremiah 31:9-10, Ezekiel 34:11-16, Micah 5:4, John 10:11-15, John 14:2-3, Hebrews 13:20, 1 Peter 5:4, Revelation 7:17, 2:16, Jeremiah 50:6, Ezekiel 34:6, Matthew 18:12-13, Luke 15:3-6

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