277. The Lamb of God Our Shepherd Is

C.M.
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The Lamb of God our Shepherd is,
 
And He who doth us feed;
 
While He is ours and we are His,
 
What can we want or need?
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He leads us to the tender grass,
 
And there we feed and rest;
 
Then to the streams that gently pass,
 
In both we have the best.
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And if we stray, He doth convert
 
And bring our minds in frame;
 
And all this not for our desert,
 
But for His holy name.
4
Yea, in death's shady, black abode,
 
Well may we walk, nor fear
 
While Thou art with us, and Thy rod
 
To guide, Thy staff to bear.
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If through the darksome vale of death
 
We pass, we need not fear;
 
Our Saviour, He who gave us breath,
 
Brings light and triumph there.
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Yea, in the face of deadliest foes
 
He spreads our board in peace;
 
In Him secure may we repose,
 
While all our joys increase.
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Surely Thy sweet and wondrous love
 
Shall measure all our days;
 
Thy Father's house, our home above,
 
Where dwells eternal praise.