Scripture Verse

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11

Introduction

Words: J. H. Boy­et, in Song-Land Mes­sen­ger Com­plete, re­vised and en­larged ed­i­tion, ed­it­ed by Hor­ace N. Lin­coln & An­tho­ny J. Sho­wal­ter (Dal­las, Tex­as & Dal­ton, Georg­ia: Sho­wal­ter-Lin­coln & A. J. Sho­wal­ter, 1894), num­ber 66.

Music: Tan­ger­ang Adon­ir­am J. Bu­chan­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Boy­et’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of him or Bu­chan­an (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

Blessèd Shepherd of my soul,
Let me in Thy presence be;
If in sorrow I should wander,
Blessèd Shepherd, be with me.

Refrain

Blessèd Shepherd, ever lead me,
Be my comfort day by day;
Till this weary life is ended,
And these tears are wiped away.

Mighty Shepherd of my life,
In Thy arms I helpless fall;
Leave me not alone to perish,
Save me when on Thee I call.

Refrain

Blessèd Shepherd of my soul,
Let me on Thy bosom rest;
Leaning there and sweetly trusting,
I shall be forever blest.

Refrain

Shepherd Bishop of the sheep,
Dost Thou love the one astray?
On the mountain wild and dreary,
Bring him to Thy fold today.

Refrain