1. Loving shepherd of thy sheep,
Keep me Lord, in safety keep;
Nothing can thy power withstand;
None can pluck me from thy hand.
2. Loving shepherd thou dist give,
Thine own life that I might live;
May I love thee day by day,
Gladly thy sweet will obey.
3. Loving shepherd ever near,
Teach me still thy voice to hear;
Suffer not my steps to stray,
From the straight and narrow way.
4. Where thou lendest may I go,
Walking inthy steps below;
Then before thy Father’s throne;