Shepherd of souls, with pitying eye

Shepherd of souls, with pitying eye. Charles Wesley* (1707-1788).  From Hymns for those that seek, and those that have Redemption in the Blood of Jesus Christ (Bristol, 1747). It was entitled ‘For the Outcasts of Israel’. The 1747 text was as follows:  Shepherd of Souls, with pitying Eye   The Thousands of our Israel see: To Thee in their Behalf we fly,   Ourselves but newly found in Thee.  See, where o’er desart Wastes they err,   And neither Food nor Feeder have, Nor Fold, nor Place of Refuge near,   For no Man cares their Souls to save.  Wild as the untaught Indian’s Brood   The Christian Savages remain, Strangers and Enemies to God,   They make Thee spend thy Blood in vain.  Thy...

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