The King of Love My Shepherd Is Hymn Lyrics
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 spread’st 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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The King of Love My Shepherd Is Story
This hymn was written by Henry Baker in 1868 and is based on the Welsh version of Psalm 23 and the work of Edmund Prys.
Henry W Baker was born on 27th May 1821 at Belmont House, Vauxhall, London.
He helped in the compilation of several hymnals including the earliest version of Hymns Ancient and Modern where he was the first chairman of the committee.
He was an ordained minister and became the vicar of Monkland in Herefordshire in 1851. He served Monkland until his death.