POETRY: The King of Love My Shepherd Is by Henry W. Baker

The King of Love my Shepherd Is by Henry W. Baker

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. (Psalm 23)

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 spread’st a table in my sight;
Thy unction grace bestoweth;
And O what transport of delight
From Thy pure chalice floweth!

And so, through all the length of day,
Thy goodness faileth never;
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise
Within Thy house forever.

2 Comments on POETRY: The King of Love My Shepherd Is by Henry W. Baker

  1. Dear Sir / Madam,

    I would like to ask your permission to use the abstract shepherd painting above to be used for my Cover CD Christian Songs. The CD title would be “I Look To The Shepherd” as one of the title of a song inside it. You could hear the song in You Tube : We Woman We Can, I’ve downloaded some of the songs.
    Looking forward to hear from you.

    Kindly Regards,
    Fidya Sari


    • Hello, I don’t own any rights to the pictures that appear on my blog, and have no real knowledge of where they come from. However, there is a program that may be able to give you the source information that you are looking for.

      It’s called TinEye reverse image source: https://www.tineye.com

      Just upload the image and see if source information comes up.

      Good luck.


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