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BibleGateway: Ezekiel 34:11-16

ESV Text: Ezekiel 34:11-16

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:36 and ends at about 2:49

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11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. 16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 368:
The Lord my Pasture Shall Prepare

— Organ Audio

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1. The Lord my pasture shall prepare 
And feed me with a shepherd’s care; 
His presence shall my wants supply 
And guard me with a watchful eye; 
My noonday walks He shall attend 
And all my midnight hours defend. 

2. When in the sultry glebe I faint 
Or on the thirsty mountain pant, 
To fertile vales and dewy meads 
My weary, wandering steps He leads, 
Where peaceful rivers, soft and slow, 
Amid the verdant landscape flow. 

3. Though in the paths of death I tread, 
With gloomy horrors overspread, 
My steadfast heart shall fear no ill, 
For Thou, O Lord, art with me still; 
Thy friendly crook shall give me aid 
And guide me through the dreadful shade. 

4. Though in a bare and rugged way, 
Through devious lonely wilds, I stray, 
Thy bounty shall my pains beguile; 
The barren wilderness shall smile, 
With sudden greens and herbage crowned, 
And streams shall murmur all around.