I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.@John 10:11
Edward Caswall (1814–1878)
© National Portrait Gallery

Edward Caswall, in Masque of Mary, and Other Poems, 1858.

Mueller James R. Murray, 1887 (🔊 pdf nwc).

James R. Murray (1841–1905)

I met the Good Shepherd, just now on the plain,
As homeward He carried His lost one again;
I marveled how gently His burden He bore;
And as He passed by me, I knelt to adore.

O Shepherd, Good Shepherd, Thy wounds they are deep;
The wolves have sore hurt Thee in saving Thy sheep.
Thy raiment all over with crimson is dyed;
And what is this wound they have made in Thy side?

O Shepherd, Good Shepherd, and is it for me
This grievous affliction has fallen on Thee?
Thy wounds make me love Thee, my heart shall be Thine;
With Thee I will journey, my Shepherd divine.