Two-part treble choir and organ or piano. Text by Jane Leeson (from Hymns & Scenes of Childhood, 1842). Tender and lyrical.
Loving Shepherd of thy sheep,
keep thy lamb, in safety keep;
Nothing can thy power withstand,
none can take me from thy hand.
Loving Shepherd, ever near,
Teach thy lamb thy voice to hear;
Suffer not my steps to stray
From the strait 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.