The Shepherd of Love

The Shepherd of love is seeking the lost

Author: Albert Simpson Reitz
Tune: [The Shepherd of Love is seeking the lost]
Published in 20 hymnals

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Representative Text

1. The Shepherd of Love is seeking the lost
In paths that are rough and steep;
He’s calling the lambs that have gone astray,
He’s calling, calling His sheep.

Out of your darkness of sin and shame,
Into His love, forever the same,
Come to Him now, believe on His name,
O answer the call today.

2. The Shepherd of Love knows His sheep by name,
And tenderly leads the way;
O weary one, come to the Shepherd’s fold,
He’s calling, calling today. [Refrain]

3. The Shepherd of Love our ransom hath paid,
And offers salvation free;
He’s patiently waiting for thee to come,
He’s calling, calling for thee. [Refrain]

4. The Shepherd of Love now seeketh His sheep,
He seeketh whate’er the cost;
Behold, He is calling the wand’rer home,
He’s calling, calling the lost. [Refrain]

Source: The Cyber Hymnal #6033

Author: Albert Simpson Reitz

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Text Information

First Line: The Shepherd of love is seeking the lost
Title: The Shepherd of Love
Author: Albert Simpson Reitz
Source: Cyberhymnal (, 1996)
Language: English
Refrain First Line: Out of your darkness of sin and shame
Copyright: Public Domain



The Cyber Hymnal #6033
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