Scripture Verse

He calls His own sheep by name and leads them out. John 10:3

Introduction

Words: At­trib­ut­ed to Do­ro­thy A. Thrupp, 1836.

Music: Brad­bu­ry Will­iam B. Brad­bu­ry, 1859 (🔊 pdf nwc). First pub­lished in his Sun­day school col­lect­ion Or­i­o­la.

Alternate Tunes:

  • Pleasant Pas­tures, anon­y­mous, in New Psalms and Hymns (Rich­mond, Vir­gin­ia: Pres­by­ter­i­an Com­mit­tee of Pub­li­ca­tion, 1901), num­ber 332 (🔊 pdf nwc) (omits last line of each verse)
  • Wallhead, Tho­mas Wall­head, 1879 (🔊 pdf nwc) (omits first four words in last line of each verse)

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

portrait
William B. Bradbury
(1816–1868)

Lyrics

Savior, like a shepherd lead us,
Much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us,
For our use Thy folds prepare.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

We are Thine, Thou dost befriend us,
Be the guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us,
Seek us when we go astray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Hear, O hear us when we pray.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Hear, O hear us when we pray.

Thou hast promised to receive us,
Poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us,
Grace to cleanse and power to free.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
We will early turn to Thee.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
We will early turn to Thee.

Early let us seek Thy favor,
Early let us do Thy will;
Blessèd Lord and only Savior,
With Thy love our bosoms fill.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessèd Jesus, blessèd Jesus!
Thou hast loved us, love us still.