Dear to the Heart of the Shepherd

First line: Dear to the heart of the Shepherd, Dear are the / Dear to the heart of the Shepherd, Dear are the sheep / Dear to the heart of the Shepherd / Dear to the heart of the Shepherd, dear are

Original language: English

Words: Mary B. Wingate
Music: Sherrie Boren


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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.
[Chorus]Out in the desert they wander,Hungry and helpless and cold;Off to the rescue he hastens,Bringing them back to the fold.
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.
3. Dear to the heart of the Shepherd,Dear are the “ninety and nine;”Dear are the sheep that have wanderedOut 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?”
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.”
[Chorus]Out in the desert they wander,Hungry and helpless and cold;Off to the rescue we’ll hasten,Bringing them back to the fold.

These charts show the use of this song in English hymnbooks and other collections published by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. If a song appears in multiple editions of the same hymnbook, it is only counted once. [undetermined] means that tune information has not yet been entered in.

Tunes that have appeared with this song in English

Appearances of this song over time in English

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Contributor: Sherrie Boren

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Artist: The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

Arr.: Mack Wilberg

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Artist: Returned missionaries Institute choir

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