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


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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),


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


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.


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


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