Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.@Matthew 11:28
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Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825–1907)

Will­iam A. Og­den, Notes of Vic­to­ry (Chi­ca­go, Il­li­nois: Flem­ing H. Re­vell, 1885), num­ber 62 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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William A. Ogden (1841–1897)

Jesus, the loving Shepherd,
Calleth thee now to come
Into the fold of safety,
Where there is rest and room;
Come in the strength of manhood,
Come in the morn of youth,
Enter the fold of safety,
Enter the way of truth.

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Lovingly, tenderly calling is He;
Wanderer, wanderer, come unto Me;
Patiently waiting, there standing I see,
Jesus, my Shepherd divine.

Jesus, the loving Shepherd,
Gave His dear life for thee;
Tenderly now He’s calling,
Wanderer, come to Me.
Haste, for without is danger,
Come, cries the Shepherd blest;
Enter the fold of safety,
Enter the place of rest.

Refrain

Lingering is but folly,
Wolves are abroad today,
Seeking the sheep who’re straying,
Seeking the lambs to slay;
Jesus, the loving Shepherd,
Calleth thee now to come
Into the fold of safety,
Where there is rest and room.

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