Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless. Anonymous (stanzas 1-3), and James Montgomery* (1771-1854) (stanzas 4 and 5).
According to the Companion to H40, p. 150, this hymn in its usual five-stanza form was printed in the revised edition of A Collection of Hymns, for the use of the Protestant Church of the United Brethren (Philadelphia, 1832). The first three stanzas were:
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless Thy chosen pilgrim flock With manna in the wilderness, With water from the rock.
Hungry and thirsty, faint and weak, As Thou when here below, Our souls the joys celestial seek Which from thy sorrows fell.
We would not live by bread alone, But by that word of grace, In strength...
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