Tuesday, January 17, 2023
489. Proper 19 (Series C)
Shepherd, gather us and lead us;
Seek us, scattered in the storm.
In abundant pastures feed us;
Give us shelter, safe and warm.
Judge with equity between us;
Bind the broken, heal the torn.
As for you, O flock, contently
Eat and drink what He will give,
With the weaker bearing gently;
Peaceably together live.
To the Shepherd hark intently,
Whose provision you receive.
Bear in mind that He is seeking
Sinners to be turned and saved,
Words of mercy sending, speaking
To the scornful and depraved.
Be not proud, this thought awaking:
Even so your life He craved.
Shepherd, Son of David, guide us
On this dark and cloudy day.
In Your loving bosom hide us,
Leaving us no more a prey;
And at last a home provide us
That will never pass away.