Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me

Author: Mary Lundie Duncan (1839)
Published in 432 hymnals

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1 Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me;
bless Your little lamb tonight;
through the darkness please be near me;
watch my sleep till morning light.

2 All this day Your hand has led me,
and I thank You for Your care;
You have clothed me, warmed and fed me,
listen to my evening prayer.

3 Let my sins be all forgiven;
bless the friends I love so well;
take me, when I die, to heaven,
happy there with You to dwell.

Source: The Irish Presbyterian Hymbook #11

Author: Mary Lundie Duncan

Duncan, Mary, née Lundie, daughter of the Rev. Robert Lundie, Parish Minister of Kelso, and Mary Grey Lundie Duncan, was born at Kelso, April 26, 1814. On July 11, 1836, she was married to the William Wallace Duncan, the son of Rev. Henry Duncan, D.D., founder of the Savings Bank movement and minister in Ruthwell, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. In the end of December, 1839, she took a chill, which resulted in a fever and died on Jan. 5, 1840. Her hymns, mostly written for her children between July and December, 1839, appeared, in 1841, in her Memoir, by her mother, and were issued separately, in 1842, as Rhymes for my Children, to the number of 23. The best known are, "Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me," and "My Saviour, be Thou near me." Dian… Go to person page >

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First Line: Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me
Title: Jesus, Tender Shepherd, Hear Me
Author: Mary Lundie Duncan (1839)
Meter: 8.7.8.7
Language: English
Copyright: Public Domain

Notes

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me. Mary Duncan, née Lundie. [Child's Evening Hymn.] This beautiful little hymn was composed for her children in 1839, and first published in 3 stanzas of 4 lines in her Memoir, 1841 (edition 1843, p. 311). It is No. 3 in her Rhymes for my Children, 1842, entitled "An Evening Prayer." It has been included in England in the Baptist Psalms & Hymns, 1858, the Hymnal Companion, 1876, and others; in America, in the Episcopal Hymn Book, 1871, the Evangelical Hymnal, N. Y., 1880, the Songs of Christian Praise, N. Y., 1881, and in other collections. [Rev. James Mearns, M.A.]

--John Julian, Dictionary of Hymnology (1907)

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A Child's Garden of Song #d32

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A Church hymnal #473

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A Collection of Hymns #384

A Collection of Hymns for Public and Private Devotion #d122

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A Collection of Spiritual Hymns #562

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A First Book in Hymns and Worship #25

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A Manual of Devotion and Hymns for the House of Refuge, City of New York #71

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A Manual of Worship #104

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A New Hymnal for Sunday Schools #101

A New Service and Tune Book for Sunday Schools. New ed. #d71

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A Pastor's Selection of Hymns and Tunes #465

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A Selection of Hymns #59

A Treasury of Hymns, the Best-Loved Hymns, Carols ... #d127

Action Songs for Boys and Girls, Vol.2 #d13

Ambassador Hymnal #367

American Sunday School Hymn Book. 2nd ed. #a31

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American Sunday School Hymn Book. New ed. #aa31

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Augsburg Songs No. 2 #98

Augsburg Songs, Nos. l and 2 Combined #d167

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Beginner and Primary Songs #88

Bells of Heaven #d202

Bible School Echoes, and Sacred Hymns #d94

Book of Common Praise #d288

Bright Blossoms of Song #d46

Carmina for Social Worship #d134

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Carmina for the Sunday School and Social Worship #33

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Chapel Treasures (Christ Chapel Sabbath-School, Lebanon, PA) #260

Children's Diadem #d51

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Children's Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #178

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Children's Praise No. 1 #88

Children's Primary Hymn Book. 1st ed. #d44

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Christ in Song #618

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Christian Chorals, for the Chapel and Fireside #199

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Christian Hymns #294

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Christian Praise #247

Christian Worship #793

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Church Hymnal #493

Church Hymnal, Fourth Edition #621

Church Hymnal, Third Edition #622

Church Hymns and Services, Published under License of the Church Pension Fund #d119

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Church Hymns #630

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Common Praise #668

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Common Service Book of the Lutheran Church #577

Enyin Omode, Je K'a Korin (Children, Let us Sing) #d32

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Evangelical Lutheran Hymnary #568

Everybody's Hymn Book for Church and Home #d150

Favorite Hymns #d60

Favorite Hymns for Children #d13

First Songs for Little Children #d21

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Garnered Gems of Sunday School Song #153

Gems from Augsburg Songs for Sunday Schools and other Services #d83

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Gems of Song #155

Gesangbuch fuer Deutsche Sonntagsschulen #d116

Glad Tidings #d84

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Gloria Deo #668

Gloria in Excelsis #d340

Gloria in Excelsis #d206

Happy Voices #d106

Helping Hands #d43

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Hosanna for the Sunday School #3

Hours of Singing #d24

Hymn Book of the Holiness Movement Church #d256

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Hymnal and Canticles of the Protestant Episcopal Church with Music (Gilbert & Goodrich) #352

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Hymnal and Order of Service #176

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book with Accompanying Tunes (Second Edition) #660

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #286a

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #286b

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #286c

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Hymnal Companion to the Prayer Book #660

Hymnal for children #d129

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Hymnal for Primary Classes #103

Hymnal for Schools #d91

Hymnal for Sunday School and Social Worship #d114

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Hymnal for the Sunday School #215

Hymnal for the Sunday School. Rev. #d107

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Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada #326

Hymnal of the Presbyterian Church in Canada with Accompanying Tunes #d150

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Hymnal #352

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Hymnal #352

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Hymnal #176

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Hymns and Carols #15

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Hymns and Carols for Church and Sunday-school #213

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Hymns and Chants #192

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Hymns and Offices of Worship #275

Hymns and Poetry for the Young #d59

Hymns and Songs for Church Schools #d99

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Hymns and Songs of Praise for Public and Social Worship #1187

Hymns and Songs #d44

Hymns and Tunes for Children of the Church #d104

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Hymns and Tunes for Schools #287

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Hymns for Children (2nd ed.) #ix

Hymns for Children and Grownups to Use Together #d76

Hymns for Children. 3rd ed. #d12

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