The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.@Psalm 23:1
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Philip Doddridge (1702-1751)

Philip Doddridge (1702-1751). Published posthumously in Hymns Founded on Various Texts in the Holy Scriptures, by Job Orton (Shropshire, England: Joshua Eddowes & John Cotton, 1755), number 208: Christ’s little flock comforted with the views of a kingdom.

Dundee Scottish Psalter, 1615 (🔊 pdf nwc).

Ye little flock whom Jesus feeds,
Dismiss your anxious cares;
Look to the Shepherd of your souls,
And smile away your fears.

Though wolves and lions prowl around,
His staff is your defense;
’Midst sands and rocks, your shepherd’s voice,
Calls streams and pastures thence.

Your Father will a kingdom give,
And give it with delight;
His feeblest child His love shall call,
To triumph in His sight.

Ten thousand praises, Lord, we bring,
For sure supports like these;
And o’er the pious dead we sing,
Thy living promises.