Scripture Verse

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

Introduction

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Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst
(1825–1907)

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

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

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Will­et or Og­den (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

Lyrics

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.