False shepherds were misleading God’s people, but in His grace He would send them a Good Shepherd to rescue them, Jesus Christ, our Righteousness.

BibleGateway: Jeremiah 23:1-8

ESV Text: Jeremiah 23:1-8



KJV Text:

The section starts at about 0:0 and ends at about 1:32

     1 Woe be unto the pastors that destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! saith the LORD. 2 Therefore thus saith the LORD God of Israel against the pastors that feed my people; Ye have scattered my flock, and driven them away, and have not visited them: behold, I will visit upon you the evil of your doings, saith the LORD. 3 And I will gather the remnant of my flock out of all countries whither I have driven them, and will bring them again to their folds; and they shall be fruitful and increase. 4 And I will set up shepherds over them which shall feed them: and they shall fear no more, nor be dismayed, neither shall they be lacking, saith the LORD. 5 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. 6 In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS. 7 Therefore, behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that they shall no more say, The LORD liveth, which brought up the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt; 8 But, The LORD liveth, which brought up and which led the seed of the house of Israel out of the north country, and from all countries whither I had driven them; and they shall dwell in their own land.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 431:
The King of Love My Shepherd Is

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— Organ Audio

1. The King of Love my Shepherd is, 
Whose goodness faileth never; 
I nothing lack if I am His 
And He is mine forever. 

2. Where streams of living water flow, 
My ransomed soul He leadeth, 
And where the verdant pastures grow, 
With food celestial feedeth. 

3. Perverse and foolish oft I strayed, 
But yet in love He sought me 
And on His shoulder gently laid 
And home, rejoicing, brought me. 

4. In death’s dark vale I fear no ill, 
With Thee, dear Lord, beside me; 
Thy rod and staff my comfort still, 
Thy cross before to guide me. 

5. Thou spreadst a table in my sight, 
Thy unction grace bestoweth; 
And, oh! the transport of delight 
With which my cup o’erfloweth. 

6. And so through all the length of days 
Thy goodness faileth never. 
Good Shepherd, may I sing Thy praise 
Within Thy house forever! 


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