Christ My Song - 1908
Jesus is the Lord my Shepherd
(Thomas Kelly/Johannes Thomas Rüegg)
Jesus is the Lord my Shepherd.
"The Lord is my Shepherd." (Psalm 23,1)
2. When the foe desired to have me,
Jesus said – "this sheep is mine,"
and resigned his life to save me:
Jesus! what a love is thine!
All-victorious in its course,
nothing can withstand its force.
3. In the path of life he leads me,
by the stream that gently flows;
in the verdant pasture feeds me,
where no plant injurious grows:
there I hear the Shepherd's voice,
there he bids my soul rejoice.
4. When through death's dark valley going,
fearful though the way appear,
I will dread no evil, knowing
thou, my Shepherd, still art near:
when I see thy rod and staff,
then I know thy sheep is safe.
Thomas Kelly, Hymns on various passages of Scripture, ca. 1853, Hymn 128.