Scripture Verse

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27

Introduction

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Edward J. Hopkins
(1818–1901)

Words: Jane E. Lee­son, Hymns and Scenes of Child­hood (Not­ting­ham, Eng­land: James Burns, 1842), num­ber 17.

Music: Cul­ford Ed­ward J. Hop­kins, in The Tem­ple Church’s Cho­ral Ser­vice, 1867 (🔊 pdf nwc).

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Lyrics

Loving shepherd of Thy sheep,
Keep Thy lamb, in safety keep.
Nothing can Thy power withstand;
None can pluck me from Thy hand.
Bought with blood, and bought for Thee,
Thine, and only Thine I’d be,
Holy, harmless, humble, mild,
Jesus Christ’s obedient child.

Loving Savior, Thou didst give
Thine own life that we might live;
And the hands outstretched to bless
Bear the cruel nails’ impress.
I would bless Thee every day,
Gladly all Thy will obey,
Like Thy blessèd ones above,
Happy in Thy precious love.

Loving Shepherd, ever near,
Teach Thy lamb Thy voice to hear;
Suffer not my steps to stray
From the straight and narrow way.
Where Thou leadest I would go,
Walking in Thy steps below,
Till before my Father’s throne,
I shall know as I am known.