[Jesus said] “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.” (John 10:15 ESV)
Hymn ELH 367:2-3 Gracious Savior, Gentle Shepherd
Tender Shepherd, never leave us
From Thy fold to go astray;
By Thy look of love directed,
May we walk the narrow way.
Thus direct us, and protect us,
Lest they fall an easy prey.
Cleanse our hearts from sinful folly
In the stream Thy love supplied,
Mingled stream of blood and water
Flowing from Thy wounded side;
And to heavenly pastures lead us,
Where Thine own still waters glide.
Jesus, Savior, guide me through the troubles of this life. Protect me from every evil and lead me safely to Your side. Amen.