The Good Shepherd and His Sheep
(Tune: Sweet Hour of Prayer #361 LMD)
Christ Jesus is our Shepherd good,
Who bought His chosen sheep with blood.
So dearly bought, the sheep He chose
The Good Shepherd shall never lose.
Eternal life to them He gives.
Secure within His hands they live.
They cannot perish, no, not one,
Since Christ and His Father are one.
Who are those sheep? Might I be one
Of those for whom His blood atoned?
Oh, can it be, did Jesus die
To save a wretch so vile as I?
Your Word declares (I know it’s true.),
The sheep when called, Lord, follow You.
Hearing the mighty Shepherd’s voice,
Compelled by grace, I make my choice.
Though fallen, filthy, lost, undone,
I look to You, Savior, alone,
A helpless sheep, without one plea,
Except the Shepherd died for me!
Thus the Good Shepherd owns His sheep,
And gives assurance He will keep
In life, and faith, and grace each one
Who by His grace trusts Him alone.