Hawker: The Shepherd of New Believers

Great Shepherd of your sheep, is this how you deal so sweetly with your little ones? That explains why young believers, in the first seasons of knowing you, find so much blessed refreshment.

You gather the lambs and carry them in your bosom. You do this in a way that fully proves your love and compassion for the needs of your flock.

Yes, Lord, you are the one who restores my soul. Praises to your name, for you do it all in such a way that proves it to be for your great name’s sake. Your grace comes freely and without reprimand.

‘He restores my soul, and leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.’

Dear Lord Jesus! Grant me this happy frame of mind, that I may say with David, ‘My heart is steadfast, O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise!’ Amen!”

-Robert Hawker