John 10:11–17 (Listen)
11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 12 He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and scatters them. 13 He flees because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. 17 For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I may take it up again.
Hymn: WS 783, st. 1-3 :
Jesus, Shepherd of the Sheep
1. Jesus, shepherd of the sheep,
Who Your Father’s flock does keep,
Safe we Wake and safe We sleep,
Guarded still by You.
2. In Your promise firm We stand;
None can take us from Your hand.
Speak! We hear! At Your command,
We will follow You.
3. By Your blood our souls were bought;
By Your life salvation wrought;
By Your light our feet are taught,
Lord, to follow You.