Words: Sir Henry Williams Baker (1868)
Music: Traditional Irish Melody
The King of Love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never.
I nothing lack if I am His,
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.
Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
But yet in love he sought me;
And on His shoulder gently laid,
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.
Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And oh, what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!
And so through all the length of days,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.
God is awesome. In John 10:27 The Lord Jesus Christ said that His sheep hear His voice, He Knows them and they follow Him. The hymn, King of Love reminds us of the truth that Lord Jesus Christ is our shepherd and we can put our trust in God. Just like in Psalm 23, this hymn reminds us of the goodness of God and His faithfulness in leading us into all truth in Himself. May you be blessed as you sing this hymn to the glory of God in Jesus' Name.