Scripture Verse

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake. Psalm 23:1–3

Introduction

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Christ the Shepherd
Bernhard Plockhorst
(1825–1907)

Words: Hen­ry H. Til­son, in His Voice of Love, ed­it­ed by James Vaugh­an (Law­rence­burg, Ten­nes­see: James D. Vaugh­an, 1924), num­ber 67.

Music: James D. Vaugh­an (🔊 pdf nwc).

If you know where to get a good pho­to of Til­son (head-and-shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els), would you ?

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James D. Vaughan
(1864–1941)

Lyrics

Lead me through the fields of sunshine
And the pastures green;
On Thy arms of love and mercy,
Let me ever lean.

Refrain

Lead me, lead me,
O Thou blessèd One;
Lead me, lead me,
Lead me gently on.

Lead me, Shepherd, through the valleys,
Lest I go astray
Lead me, kindly Shepherd, lead me,
To the perfect day.

Refrain

Lead me through the night’s grim shadows,
To the perfect dawn
Of the day to which we’re hast’ning,
Lead me kindly on.

Refrain