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The Good Shepherd puts His sheep first.

BibleGateway: John 10:11-16

ESV Text: John 10:11-16

KJV Text:

The section starts at about 1:12 and ends at about 2:2

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11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. 12 But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. 13 The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine. 15 As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Father: and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice; and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 345:
Jesus, Lover of My Soul

— Organ Audio

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1. Jesus, Lover of my soul, 
Let me to Thy bosom fly 
While the nearer waters roll, 
While the tempest still is high. 
Hide me, O my Savior, hide, 
Till the storm of life is past; 
Safe into the haven guide. 
Oh, receive my soul at last! 

2. Other refuge have I none; 
Hangs my helpless soul on Thee. 
Leave, ah, leave me not alone, 
Still support and comfort me! 
All my trust on Thee is stayed, 
All my help from Thee I bring; 
Cover my defenseless head 
With the shadow of Thy wing. 

3. Wilt Thou not regard my call, 
Wilt Thou not accept my prayer? 
Lo, I sink, I faint, I fall; 
Lo, on Thee I cast my care; 
Reach me out Thy gracious hand! 
While I of Thy strength receive, 
Hoping against hope, I stand, 
Dying , and behold, I live! 

4. Thou, O Christ, art all I want; 
More than all in Thee I find. 
Raise the fallen, cheer the faint, 
Heal the sick, and lead the blind. 
Just and holy is Thy name; 
I am all unrighteousness, 
False and full of sin I am; 
Thou art full of truth and grace. 

5. Plenteous grace with Thee is found, 
Grace to cover all my sin. 
Let the healing streams abound; 
Make and keep me pure within. 
Thou of life the Fountain art, 
Freely let me take of Thee; 
Spring Thou up within my heart, 
Rise to all eternity.