Scripture Verse

If ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.@Hebrews 3:15
illustration
Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst (1825–1907)

Words: Laur­ene High­field, in Truth and Hope, by Al­fred E. Hel­ton et al. (Hud­son, North Ca­ro­li­na: Teach­ers’ Mu­sic Pub­lish­ing, 1919), num­ber 86.

Music: S. L. El­lis (🔊 pdf nwc).

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On the mountain of sin
You have wandered away,
Storm and tempest about you beat;
You have struggled alone
Through the deep miry clay,
Sharp rocks have bruised your weary feet.

Refrain

You may enter the Shepherd’s fold,
You may make its peace and comfort your choice,
Safe forever from storm and cold,
If you follow when you hear His voice.

Quickly answer the Lord
Who is seeking for you,
Go to meet Him with thankful heart;
Follow Him to your home,
As He bids you to do.
And from its shelter ne’er depart.

Refrain

Thro’ the darkness of night,
He is calling to you,
He who knows all His sheep by name;
Tho’ your sins have been great,
And your merits are few,
His love will ever be the same.

Refrain