The King of Love [Song]

A contemporary melody given to the text by H. W. Baker (1821-1877). Melody written by Joanne Boyce and Mike Stanley for their album “In the Company of Angels”.

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LYRICS

The King of love my shepherd is
Whose goodness faileth never
I nothing lack if I am His
And He is mine forever
And He is mine forever

Where streams of living water flow
My ransomed soul He leadeth
And where the verdant pastures grow
With food celestial feedeth
With food celestial feedeth

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed
But yet in love He sought me
And on His shoulder gently laid
And home, rejoicing, brought me
And home, rejoicing, brought me

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
Thy cross before to guide me

And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never
Good shepherd may I sing thy praise
Within Thy house forever
Within Thy house forever

Words by H. W. Baker (1821 – 1877)
Music by Joanne Boyce & Mike Stanley
Copyright © 2001 CJM Music
CCLI No. 2098899

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