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King of Love my Shepherd is

King of Love my Shepherd is Lyrics and Music

The motivational words and lyrics of the illustrious hymn begin with "The King of love my shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never" as the first line of the hymn. The words and lyrics of the "King of Love my Shepherd is" hymn were written by its English author Henry Williams Baker. The author of the hymn, Henry Williams Baker, was born on May 27, 1821 and died on February 12, 1877. The blissful music that accompanies the "King of Love my Shepherd is" song of praise was composed by John Bacchus Dykes The composer of the music to the "King of Love my Shepherd is" hymn, John Bacchus Dykes, was born on March 10, 1823 and died on January 22, 1876. We have placed "King of Love my Shepherd is" in the category of Wedding Songs. Enjoy the encouraging lyrics of this popular Christian song and traditional church hymn.

King of Love my Shepherd is Hymn
Title: King of Love my Shepherd is *** Name of Composer: John Bacchus Dykes *** Name Author / Writer of Lyrics: Henry Williams Baker *** Hymns Category: Wedding Songs

Author of the Lyrics
The author of the lovely words of the "King of Love my Shepherd is" lyrics, Henry Williams Baker (May 27, 1821-February 12, 1877), was born in Vauxhall, London, England and achieved fame as a vicar and hymn writer.

King of Love my Shepherd is Lyrics

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 spredst a table in my sight;
Thine unction grace bestoweth;
And, oh, what transport of delight
From thy pure chalice floweth!

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

Composer of Hymn Music
The composer of the music that accompanies the words of "King of Love my Shepherd is", John Bacchus Dykes (March 10, 1823-January 22, 1876), was born in Kingston upon Hull, England and became famous as a composer, Church organist and musician. Dykes was also Canon of Durham Cathedral.

Information about the Hymn
Title of Hymn: King of Love my Shepherd is
Author of Lyrics (Hymnist): Henry Williams Baker (May 27, 1821 to February 12, 1877)
Nationality of Author: English

Translator of the Hymn lyrics:

Name of Composer of Music: John Bacchus Dykes (March 10, 1823 to January 22, 1876)
Hymn Category: Wedding Songs
First Line of Hymn: "The King of love my shepherd is, Whose goodness faileth never"
First Publication Date: 1868

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