Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

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  1. 1. Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
    Dear are the sheep of his fold;
    Dear is the love that he gives them,
    Dearer than silver or gold.
    Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
    Dear are his “other” lost sheep;
    Over the mountains he follows,
    Over the waters so deep.
  2. Out in the desert they wander,
    Hungry and helpless and cold;
    Off to the rescue he hastens,
    Bringing them back to the fold.
  3. 2. Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
    Dear are the lambs of his fold;
    Some from the pastures are straying,
    Hungry and helpless and cold.
    See, the Good Shepherd is seeking,
    Seeking the lambs that are lost,
    Bringing them in with rejoicing,
    Saved at such infinite cost.
  4. Out in the desert they wander,
    Hungry and helpless and cold;
    Off to the rescue he hastens,
    Bringing them back to the fold.
  5. 3. Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,
    Dear are the “ninety and nine”;
    Dear are the sheep that have wandered
    Out in the desert to pine.
    Hark! he is earnestly calling,
    Tenderly pleading today:
    “Will you not seek for my lost ones,
    Off from my shelter astray?”
  6. Out in the desert they wander,
    Hungry and helpless and cold;
    Off to the rescue he hastens,
    Bringing them back to the fold.
  7. 4. Green are the pastures inviting;
    Sweet are the waters and still.
    Lord, we will answer thee gladly,
    “Yes, blessed Master, we will!
    Make us thy true under-shepherds;
    Give us a love that is deep.
    Send us out into the desert,
    Seeking thy wandering sheep.”
  8. Out in the desert they wander,
    Hungry and helpless and cold;
    Off to the rescue we’ll hasten,
    Bringing them back to the fold.
  9. Text: Mary B. Wingate, b. 1899
    Music: William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921
Book
Hymnal
Hymn Number
221
Music
William J. Kirkpatrick, 1838–1921.
Text
Mary B. Wingate, 1899–.
Scriptures
Luke 15:4–7, 1 Peter 5:2–4
Meter
8 7 8 7 (12 lines)
Topic
Jesus Christ—Shepherd, Leadership, Love, Parables, Reactivation
Tune
Shepherd
Languages
Bahasa Indonesia
Berharga bagi Gembala
100
Dansk
Hyrden hos fårene våger
144
Deutsch
Tief in dem Herzen des Hirten (Gesangbuch)
149
Español
Ama el Pastor las ovejas (Himnos)
139
Français
Au Berger elles sont chères (Cantiques)
142
Gagana Samoa
Pele i le Leoleo Mamoe
135
Latviešu Valoda
Sirdsmīļas Labajam Ganam
138
Lea Fakatonga
ʻOku ʻOfa ʻa e Tauhi
128
Lietuvių Kalba
Brangios Ganytojo širdžiai
124
Magyar
Drága a Pásztor szívének
142
Norsk
Kjærlig er Herren, vår hyrde
145
Português
Ama o Pastor Seu Rebanho (Hinário)
140
Q'eqchi'
Saʼ raam laj Ilol Karneer
142
Reo Tahiti
’Auē te aroha rahi o te Tīa’i māmoe
133
Română
Mult Își iubește Păstorul oile
139
Suomi
Rakastaa laumaansa Paimen
143
Svenska
Herren om fåren sig vårdar
153
Tagalog
Nasa Puso ng Pastol
134
Български
В стадото на Бог Пастиря
140
Русский
Дороги Пастыря сердцу (Гимны)
134
Українська
Любить наш Пастир всім серцем
130
ภาษาไทย
ของรักจากใจพระผู้เลี้ยงแกะ
107
한국어
사랑해 목자의 마음 (찬송가)
144
中文
牧者所愛
136
日本語
羊を守れる羊飼いの愛
136