Savior, who Thy flock art feeding
With the shepherd’s kindest care,
All the feeble gently leading,
While the lambs Thy bosom share.
Now, these little ones receiving,
Fold them in Thy gracious arm;
There, we know, Thy word believing,
Only there, secure from harm.
Never from Thy pasture roving,
Let them be the lion’s prey;
Let Thy tenderness, so loving,
Keep them all life’s dangerous way.
Thou, within Thy fold eternal,William A. Muhlenberg
Let them find a resting-place,
Feed in pastures ever vernal,
Drink the rivers of Thy grace.
Copied from my grandmother’s hymnal, Hymn Book, Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Nashville, TN, 1901, Hymn #700.
Note: The hymns in this hymnal are not titled. So when I do not know the hymn, I make up a title or simply use the first line.
Photo taken in Milton, FL, 2018