Shepherd of souls, refresh
Shepherd of souls, refresh and bless
your chosen pilgrim flock
with manna in the wilderness,
with water from the rock.
We would not live by bread alone,
but by your word of grace,
in strength of which we travel on
to our abiding place.
Be known to us in breaking bread,
and do not then depart.
Savior, abide with us,
and spread your table in our heart.
Lord, sup with us in love divine.
Your body and your blood,
that living bread, that heavenly wine,
be our immortal food.
Words: anonymous (Sts. 1,2), Collection of
Hymns... of the United Brethren, 1832, alt.,
James Montgomery (Sts. 3,4), Christian Psalmist, 1825
Tune: The Psalmes of David in Prose and Meeter, 1635;
harmonzation from The English Hymnal, 1906
Harmonization copyright © Oxford University Press, London
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