8 Truisms About Christ That We Learn from “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us”

Savior, like a shepherd lead us, much we need Thy tender care;
In Thy pleasant pastures feed us, for our use Thy folds prepare.

We are Thine, Thou dost befriend us, be the Guardian of our way;
Keep Thy flock, from sin defend us, seek us when we go astray.

Thou hast promised to receive us, poor and sinful though we be;
Thou hast mercy to relieve us, grace to cleanse and pow’r to free.

Early let us seek Thy favor, early let us do Thy will;
Blessed Lord and only Savior, with Thy love our bosoms fill.

Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.
Blessed Jesus, blessed Jesus! Thou hast loved us, love us still.

Date: 18th century

Writer(s): Dorothy A. Thrupp

Background for writing: This English woman wrote many children’s hymns and poetry but rarely signed any of her works. If she did, she would use a pseudonym. Thus, some speculate that she is the composer of this hymn, but we cannot be for sure.

8 Lessons:

  1. Jesus Christ is the Great Shepherd.
  2. Jesus Christ is Our Friend.
  3. Jesus Christ is Our Protector.
  4. Jesus Christ is merciful.
  5. Jesus Christ will hear our prayers.
  6. Jesus Christ is Lord.
  7. Jesus Christ is love.
  8. Jesus Christ will not change.

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