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Hymns of the Christian Church.
The Harvard Classics. 1909–14.

Henry Williams Baker1821–1877

Henry Williams Baker1821–1877

Hymns Based on Psalms


THE KING of love my shepherd is,

Whose goodness faileth never:

I nothing lack if I am his,

And he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow

My ransomed soul he leadeth,

And where the verdant pastures grow

With food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed,

But yet in love he sought me

And on his shoulder gently laid

And home rejoicing brought me.

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.

Thou spread’st a table in my sight,

Thy unction grace bestoweth,

And O! what transport of delight

From thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days

Thy goodness faileth never;

Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise

Within thy house forever.