Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me

Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me. Mary Duncan* (1814-40). This attractively simple three-stanza hymn was one of those written by Mary Duncan for her own children during the last year of her tragically short life. It was published in Memoir of Mrs W.W. Duncan (Edinburgh, 1841), written by her mother, Mary Lundie, and also in Rhymes for my Children (Edinburgh, 1842), containing Duncan’s hymns reprinted from the Memoir. It is filled with the care of a dying mother for her little children: Jesus, tender Shepherd, hear me;  Bless Thy little lamb tonight;Through the darkness be Thou near me;  Watch my sleep till morning light. All this day Thy hand has led me,  And I thank Thee for Thy...

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