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Great Shepherd of Thy People Hear

Old Church

"Now may the God of peace
who brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus,
the great shepherd of the sheep,
by the blood of the eternal covenant,
equip you with everything good that you may do his will,
working in us that which is pleasing in his sight,
through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen"
(Hebrews 13:20–21, ESV).

1.   Great Shepherd of Thy people, hear;
         Thy presence now display.
      As Thou has giv'n a place for prayer,
         So give us hearts to pray.

2.   Show us some token of Thy love,
         Our fainting hope to raise;
      And pour Thy blessing from above,
         That we may render praise.

3.   Within these walls let holy peace,
         And love, and concord dwell;
      Here give the troubled conscience ease,
         The wounded spirit heal.

4.   May we in faith receive Thy Word,
         In faith present our prayers,
      And in the presence of our Lord,
         Unbosom all our cares.

5.   And may this Gospel's joyful sound,
         Enforced by mighty grace,
      Awaken many sinners round
         To come and fill this place.


"Great Shepherd of Thy People, Hear"
Words by John Newton (1725–1807)
Music by Tom Wells, 2001

Words ©Public Domain
Music ©2001 Tom Wells

Song Sheet
Hymn with Original Words
"Great Shepherd of Thy People Hear"

Song Sheet
Hymn with Updated Words
"Great Shepherd of Your People Hear"

Chord Chart
Chord Chart for Acoustic Guitar
Higher Key: F Major

Chord Chart
Chord Chart for Acoustic Guitar
Lower Key: D Major

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Ensemble Music
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