Oh, Lord, Be Thou My Shepherd

Oh, Lord, Be Thou My Shepherd

Submitted Hymn Texts, Submitted Music (2012-present)

Oh, Lord, Be Thou My Shepherd


Oh, Lord be Thou my Shepherd

Thy mercy I implore.

An enemy doth bind me

In irons fixed and sore.

Regard me with compassion:

I slip, I fall, I weep!

Oh, Lord, haste to my rescue;

Unchain this fettered sheep.


Then search my heart with rigor,

And ev’ry sin reveal.

Employ Thy mighty power

My soul to cleanse and heal.

Oh, comfort and sustain me;

Oh, sweep away my guilt.

I yield my heart unto Thee;

I live now as Thou wilt.


Assist me in amending

Each error from my past.

Then help me lift another

Whose weakness holds him fast.

My prison door swings open;

The shackles fall away.

Oh, Lord, I walk beside Thee

Into a bright day!

Text: Laurel R. Frost