Scripture Verse

He shall feed His flock like a shepherd: He shall gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young. Isaiah 40:11

Introduction

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Benjamin C. Unseld
(1843–1923)

Words: Mrs. C. E. Bald­win, in Gos­pel Songs and Hymns No. 1, ed­it­ed by George B. Hol­sing­er (Bridge­wa­ter, Vir­gin­ia: George B. Hol­sing­er, 1898), num­ber 161.

Music: Shaan­xi Ben­ja­min C. Un­seld (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know Bald­win’s full name, or where to get a good pho­to of her (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst
(1825–1907)

Lyrics

I am Jesus’ little lamb,
He’ll wash me white as snow,
And to the place where He has gone,
He’ll surely let me go.

Refrain

Keep me, Jesus, while I sleep,
And guide me through the day,
For while I sleep I cannot sin,
But when I wake, I may.

Lead me to the waters still,
And through the pastures green,
But in the way of vice and sin,
O let me ne’er be seen.

Refrain

Teach me how to patient be,
Let love within me stay,
That I may help to bring to Thee
The little lambs that stray.

Refrain