Loving shepherd of thy sheep (Leighton George Hayne)

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Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 40 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and melody from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard. Verses not underlaid.
Editor: Andrew Sims (submitted 2020-04-28).   Score information: A4, 1 page, 32 kB   Copyright: CPDL
Edition notes: Words and 4-part harmony from Hymns Ancient and Modern New Standard. Verses underlaid.

General Information

Title: Loving shepherd of thy sheep
Composer: Leighton George Hayne
Tune: Buckland
Lyricist: Jane Eliza Leeson

Number of voices: 4vv   Voicing: SATB
Genre: SacredHymn   Meter: 77. 77

Language: English
Instruments: A cappella or keyboard

First published:
  2nd published: 1983 in Hymns Ancient and Modern, New Standard, no. 134

Description:

External websites: http://embassysingers.de/scores/hymns.html

Original text and translations

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Loving Shepherd of thy sheep,
keep thy lamb, in safety keep;
nothing can thy power withstand,
none can pluck me from thy hand.

Loving Saviour, thou didst give
thine own life that we might live,
and the hands outstretched to bless
bear the cruel nails’ impress.

I would praise thee every day,
gladly all thy will obey,
like thy blessèd ones above
happy in thy precious love.

Loving Shepherd, ever near,
teach thy lamb thy voice to hear;
suffer not my steps to stray
from the straight and narrow way.

Where thou leadest I would go,
walking in thy steps below,
till before my Father’s throne
I shall know as I am known.