When I wrote a previous post, talking about leaders as shepherds, I was reminded of this hymn. The writer is unknown, but it first appeared in a children’s hymnal compiled by Dorothy Thrump in 1832; turns out adults like it, too. The words are clearly inspired by the 23rd Psalm, and Christ’s words in the 10th chapter of John: “I am the good shepherd.”
An interesting story about how this hymn saved a life was reported by Ira Stankey,, a musician who worked closely with Dwight Moody. Follow the link below if you would like to read it:
Then enjoy this one, as I do!