The Lord Himself shepherds His people. He calls them, gathers them, tends them, and brings back the lost. What a Shepherd you have in Jesus!

BibleGateway: Ezekiel 34:11-16

ESV Text: Ezekiel 34:11-16

Ezekiel 34:11-16 (Listen)

The Lord God Will Seek Them Out

11 “For thus says the Lord God: Behold, I, I myself will search for my sheep and will seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock when he is among his sheep that have been scattered, so will I seek out my sheep, and I will rescue them from all places where they have been scattered on a day of clouds and thick darkness. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them into their own land. And I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, by the ravines, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them with good pasture, and on the mountain heights of Israel shall be their grazing land. There they shall lie down in good grazing land, and on rich pasture they shall feed on the mountains of Israel. 15 I myself will be the shepherd of my sheep, and I myself will make them lie down, declares the Lord God. 16 I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice. (ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 34
11 For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD. 16 I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 648:
I Am Jesus’ Little Lamb

Hymnary.org — Organ Audio

1. I am Jesus’ little lamb, 
Ever glad at heart I am; 
For my Shepherd gently guides me, 
Knows my need, and well provides me, 
Loves me every day the same, 
Even calls me by my name. 

2. Day by day, at home, away, 
Jesus is my Staff and Stay. 
When I hunger, Jesus feeds me, 
Into pleasant pastures leads me; 
When I thirst, He bids me go 
Where the quiet waters flow. 

3. Who so happy as I am, 
Even now the Shepherd’s lamb? 
And when my short life is ended, 
By His angel host attended, 
He shall fold me to His breast, 
There within His arms to rest. 


Hymn: LSB 558 Not unto Us
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