Hymn #10: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

This text by Dorothy Thrupp was originally written for children and first appeared in Hymns for the Young, in 1840.  Here’s a bit about the author, from hymnary.org:

Dorothy Ann Thrupp was born in London, June 10, 1779. She contributed some hymns, under the pseudonym of “Iota,” to W. Carus Wilson’s Friendly Visitor and his Children’s Friend. Other hymns by her, signed “D.A.T.,” appeared in Mrs. Herbert Mayo’s Selection of Hymns and Poetry for the Use of Infant Schools and Nurseries, 1838. She was also the editor of Hymns for the Young, c. 1830, in which all the hymns were given anonymously. She died in London on December 15, 1847.

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Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

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Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need Thy tender care;                                                 
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use Thy folds prepare.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast bought us, Thine we are.

Thou hast promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and power to free.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to Thee.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! We will early turn to Thee.

Let us early seek Thy favor, early let us do Thy will;
                                                             Blessed Lord and only Savior, with Thy love our hearts now fill.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.

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3 Responses to Hymn #10: Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

  1. Barbara Van Patter says:

    It’s the simplicity I like about this arrangement. I’ve always loved this hymn, from my childhood years, and the new melody expresses the beautiful words well.

  2. I’m a new fan, Michael. I love this one. It’s very winsome, makes me want to sing it. 🙂

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