"The King of Love My Shepherd Is"
                         by Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
                                  Text From:
                              THE LUTHERAN HYMNAL
                 (St. Louis: Concordia Publishing House, 1941)

        1. The King of Love my Shepherd is,
        Whose goodness faileth never;
        I nothing lack if I am His
        And He is mine forever.

        2. Where streams of living water flow,
        My ransomed soul He leadeth,
        And where the verdant pastures grow,
        With food celestial feedeth.

        3. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,
        But yet in love He sought me
        And on His shoulder gently laid
        And home, rejoicing, brought me.

        4. In death's dark vale I fear no ill,
        With Thee, dear Lord, beside me;
        Thy rod and staff my comfort still,
        Thy cross before to guide me.

        5. Thou spreadst a table in my sight,
        Thy unction grace bestoweth;
        And, oh! the transport of delight
        With which my cup o'erfloweth.

        6. And so through all the length of days
        Thy goodness faileth never.
        Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
        Within Thy house forever!

Notes: Hymn #431 from _The Lutheran Hymnal_ Text: Psalm 23 Author: Henry W. Baker, 1868 Composer: Michael Praetorius, 1610 Tune: "Ich dank' dir schon"
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