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
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Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825-1907)

Edward Willet, in The Emory Hymnal No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: John J. Hood, 1891), page 163.

Marian E. Ogden, in Gems of Song, edited by Ira D. Sankey et al. (Chicago, Illinois: Biglow & Main, 1901), page 7 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Weak and sinful tho’ we are,
This glorious hope we hold
Jesus will not leave His lambs
Outside the fold.
Outside the fold, outside the fold,
Jesus will not leave His lambs
Outside the fold.

Tho’ we often lose our way,
In darkest night and cold,
Jesus will not let us stay
Outside the fold.
Outside the fold, outside the fold,
Jesus will not let us stay
Outside the fold.

He will save us from our sin,
And all its dread alarms,
He will keep us safe within
His loving arms.
Safe in His arms, safe in His arms,
He will keep us safe within
His loving arms.