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)
  • St. Se­bald Kor­ne­li­us H. Dret­zel (1697–1775) (🔊 pdf nwc) (omits last two lines 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 & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),

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.