Sunday Worship – I AM THEY – King Of Love

I AM THEY – King Of Love

Truly a great worship song!

King of Love – Original Lyrics
by Henry Williams Baker (1868)

The King of love my Shepherd is,
whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am his
and he is mine forever.

Where streams of living water flow
my ransomed soul he leadeth,
and where the verdant pastures grow,
with food celestial feedeth.

Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
but yet in love he sought me,
and on his shoulder gently laid,
and home, rejoicing, brought me.

In death’s dark vale I fear no ill
with thee, dear Lord, beside me;
thy rod and staff my comfort still,
thy cross before to guide me.

Thou spreadst a table in my sight;
thy unction grace bestoweth;
and oh, what transport of delight
from thy pure chalice floweth!

And so through all the length of days,
thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing thy praise
within thy house forever.

One thought on “Sunday Worship – I AM THEY – King Of Love

  1. The last audible words which lingered on his dying lips were the third stanza of his exquisite rendering of the 23rd Psalm, “The King of Love, my Shepherd is:”—

    Perverse and foolish, oft I strayed,
    But yet in love He sought me,
    And on His Shoulder gently laid,
    And home, rejoicing, brought me.”

    This tender sadness, brightened by a soft calm peace, was an epitome of his poetical life.

    https://hymnary.org/person/Baker_HenryW

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