The Good Shepherd


Jesus, the gentle Shepherd, stands,
And calls His sheep by name;
He leads them with His mighty hands,
And feeds each tender lamb.

He loved them in the ages past,
And died that they might be
His portion while the ages last –
To all eternity.

He seeks them when they go astray,
And from the Shepherd roam;
And goes o’er many a rugged way,
To fetch His wanderers home.

He leads the lambs, with love untold,
To feed in pastures fair;
The feeblest lamb in all the fold
Receives the Shepherd’s care.

Dear Jesus, may I hear Thy voice,
And learn to follow Thee.
O may Thy ways be all my choice,
To prove Thy choice of me.