1. Let thy kingdom, blessed Savior,
Come, and Bid our jarring cease.
Come! oh come! and reign for ever,
God of love and prince of peace. Visit now poor bleeding Zion,
Hear thy people mourn and weep.
Day and night thy lambs are crying,
Come, good shepherd feed thy sheep.
2. Some for Paul, some for Apollos,
Some for Cephas -- none agree;
Jesus, let us hear thee call us;
Help us, Lord, to follow thee;
Then we'll rush through what encumbers,
Over every hindrance leap;
Not upheld by force or numbers,
Come, good Shepherd, feed thy sheep.
3. Lord, in us there is no merit,
We've been sinners from our youth;
Guide us, Lord, by thy good Spirit,
Which shall teach us all the truth.
On thy gospel word we'll venture,
Till in death's cold arms we sleep,
Love our Lord, and Christ our Savior,
Oh! good Shepherd, feed thy Sheep.
4. Come, good Lord, with courage arm us,
Persecution rages here --
Nothing, Lord we know can harm us,
While our Shepherd is so near.
Glory, glory be to Jesus,
At his name our hearts do leap;
He both comforts us and frees us,
The good Shepherd feeds his Sheep.
5. Hear the Prince of our Salvation,
Saying "Fear not, little flock;
I myself, am your Foundation.
You are built upon this Rock;
Shun the paths of vice and folly,
Scale the mount, although it's steep,
Look to me, and be ye holy;
I delight to feed my Sheep."
6. Christ alone, whose merit saves us,
Taught by him, we'll own his name
Sweetest of all names is Jesus!
How it doth our souls inflame!
Glory, glory, glory, glory,
Give him glory, he will keep,
He will clear our way before us,
The good Shepherd feeds his sheep.