Wednesday, August 1, 2007

"The King of Love My Shepherd Is"

This is a beautiful old hymn, and I did not realize it was sung at Princess Diana's funeral in 1997. The tune I am familiar with is the second one beside the author's name.

The Lord Is My Shepherd, 23rd Psalm
The Lord Is My Shepherd, 23rd Psalm

The King of Love My Shepherd Is

The King of love my shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never;
I nothing lack if I am His And He is mine forever.

Living Water by Danny Hahlbohm
Living Water

Where streams of living water flow, My ransomed soul He leadeth,
And, where the verdant pastures grow, With food celestial feedeth.

Homecoming by Danny Hahlbohm

Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, But yet in love He sought me,
And on His shoulder gently laid, And home, rejoicing, brought me.

Words: Henry W. Baker (1868)
Music: John B. Dykes (1868)

You can hear the hymn and read the last three verses at Cyber Hymnal.

Pictures courtesy of All Posters


Mimi said...

Cathy, thank you for visiting me on my blog.. I am very new at this and not very good Im afraid.. I love the pictures on your blog.. and of course the Hymns are outstanting.. and thank you for the complements on my special family

Cathy said...

Mimi, I am also very new to this, and I think you are doing just fine. Your template is beautiful. I enjoyed visiting with you. I learned how to do the hymns from you daughter, only I wish I could do them as well as she does. :-) I am glad you enjoyed the hymns. Would you believe, I cannot get the Labels to list my Hymns! You are welcome, and thank you for your nice compliments too.

Betty said...

I'm not familiar with this hymn but plan to go to the website to hear it...

Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment....Betty

Cathy said...

Betty, I think it is very pretty. You are welcome, and I appreciate your coming by and commenting.