The King of love my Shepherd is,
Whose goodness faileth never:
I nothing lack if I am His,
And He is mine for ever.
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 spread'st a table in my sight,
Of love beyond all knowing;
And O, what gladness and delight
From Thy pure cup is flowing!
And so through all the length of days
Thy goodness faileth never:
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house for ever.