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The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The United Methodist Hymnal Number 138
Text: Henry W. Baker, 1821-1877
Music: Irish Melody; harm. from The English Hymnal
Tune: ST. COLUMBA, Meter: 87.87

1.	The King of love my shepherd is, 
	whose goodness faileth never.  
	I nothing lack if I am his, 
	and he is mine forever.

2.	Where streams of living water flow, 
	my ransomed soul he leadeth; 
	and where the verdant pastures grow, 
	with food celestial feedeth.

3.	Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed, 
	but yet in love he sought me; 
	and on his shoulder gently laid, 
	and home, rejoicing, brought me.

4.	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.

5.	Thou spreadst a table in my sight; 
	thy unction grace bestoweth; 
	and oh, what transport of delight 
	from thy pure chalice floweth!

6.	And so through all the length of days, 
	thy goodness faileth never; 
	Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise 
	within thy house forever.

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