103. We'll Sing of the Shepherd That Died

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by T. Kelly
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We'll sing of the Shepherd that died,
 
That died for the sake of the flock;
 
His love to the utmost was tried,
 
But firmly endured as a rock.
John 10:11; Hebrews 12:3
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When blood from a victim must flow,
 
This Shepherd by pity was led
 
To stand between us and the foe,
 
And willingly died in our stead.
Hebrews 9:22; Isaiah 63:9; John 10:18
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Our song, then, forever shall be
 
Of the Shepherd who gave Himself thus;
 
No subject's so glorious as He,
 
No theme so affecting to us.
Revelation 1:5
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Of Him and His love will we sing,
 
His praises our tongues shall employ
 
Till heavenly anthems we bring
 
In yonder bright regions of joy.
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.” (John 10:11)
“For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.” (Hebrews 12:3)
“And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission.” (Hebrews 9:22)
“In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.” (Isaiah 63:9)
“No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father.” (John 10:18)
“And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood.” (Revelation 1:5)