I am the good Shepherd. John 10:11
Words: C. C. Webster, in Bright Gems (York, Pennsylvania: Crider & Brother, 1881), number 74.
If you know Webster’s full name, or where to get a good photo of him or Ellenberger (head-and-shoulders, at least 200×300 pixels), would you ?
Oh, there is a fold well tended
By a shepherd kind and strong;
Ever from all harm defended—
Do you to this fold belong?
Little children, come to Jesus:
You may to this fold belong.
Knock, and He will bid you enter.
There is room enough for all.
All the lambs are kind and loving;
All obey their shepherd’s voice.
Day by day His kindness proving,
In His love they all rejoice.
Kind and gentle, loving ever,
Seeking those that go astray;
Down beside the crystal river,
There He leads them all the day.
Knock, and He will bid you enter;
For He never turns away
Those who seek His welcome tender,
But receives and bids them stay.